Manchester United are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer situation with interest this summer, after reports from his homeland that the Portugal star is unhappy with life in Spain - particularly after being formally accused of tax fraud this week.
The Guardian report that the Europa League champions are keeping a very close eye on proceedings after the Ballon d'Or holder blew up this week, with claims from a number of outlets that he is now 'determined' to leave Madrid and Spain behind him.
United are one of the few clubs in Europe, along with perhaps Paris Saint-Germain, who could offer to match the 32-year-old's expected wage demands of £400k-a-week without blinking, particularly after the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of his contract this month.
However, any talk of a transfer for Ronaldo must come with a handful of stonking great asterisks. First of all, the player's release clause - which stands at an eye-watering €1bn; or £880m. Comfortably more, even, than United's expected record revenues of
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