Manchester United are in advanced talks with Real Madrid over a deal that could see Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford, the Daily Star understands.
The Premier League champions have reportedly spent the last twelve days negotiating an £80m package with the Spanish giants, as David Moyes continues his hunt for a marquee signing.
The Scot has so far failed in his attempts to sign Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, though he could be set to clinch a return for former World Player of the Year Ronaldo.
Real Madrid are desperately trying to clinch a deal for Tottenham Hotspur, and the sale of their star man would almost completely cover any transfer fee for the Wales international.
Ronaldo has made no secret of his wish to one day return to the club where he won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two league cups, the Champions League and the FIFA World Club Cup.
Should the move take place, it could see finally United willing to part company with Wayne Rooney, who is set to be the subject of an improved £40m bid from Chelsea, according to the Independent.
The England international reportedly remains the Blues top target this season, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the new season.