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13/05/2008 08:39

Papers: Real still want Ron

We'll sign Cristiano Ronaldo for £100m, boast Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United future was cast into doubt again last night as Real Madrid insisted the Portuguese superstar could be ready to leave Old Trafford this summer. In a move guaranteed to infuriate Sir Alex Ferguson, sources at the Bernabeu were claiming Ronaldo's representatives are holding the door open for a move. "We are hearing there is still a possibility that Ronaldo will leave United," a spokesman at Real said. A Bernabeu source added: "The suggestion coming from Ronaldo's people is that he is not sure United will make good on the promises he has been made, and is starting to wonder of there is anything more he can do in England. "We are talking about the best player in the world, who has won consecutive Premier League titles and could have won the Champions League as well by next week. "If he is looking for the next challenge, then it can only come by leaving England and there could be no club better to go to after leaving Old Trafford than Real Madrid."
Martin Lipton, Daily Mirror

Elsewhere, supposed Reds transfer target Jose Boswinga looks set to join Chelsea from FC Porto in a deal that will make him the most expensive right back in English football.

The Times claim United’s attention has now switched to Sevilla duo Luis Fabiano and Daniel Alves, although the article also mentions Dimitar Berbatov and Klass-Jan Huntelaar as possible additions to United's forward line.

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