Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a sensational return to Manchester United, it has been reported.
According to a number of sources in the UK press, United chief executive David Gill has already met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendez in Madrid, and is confident about securing a deal.
Should Ronaldo complete the switch, he would find a number of familiar faces had left since his departure four years ago, with United announcing the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the season after 27 years in charge.
And Wayne Rooney may also leave after he reportedly told senior figures at the club he wanted a fresh challenge after nine years with the Red Devils.
Ronaldo scored 118 times in 292 appearances for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009 before making a world-record £80 million switch to the Spanish capital.