Manchester United may finally be ready to talk about selling Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, the Spanish sports newspaper Marca reported Wednesday.
The Glazer family, which bought the club in 2004, “has agreed to the operation,” as they feel his value could decrease if they hold onto him, it said, quoting sources close to the affair.
Real Madrid are believed to be prepared to offer around 85 million euros (134 million dollars) for the 23-year-old, who is under contract at United until 2012, and pay him nine million euros on a five-year deal.
Ronaldo, a boyhood Real fan, has consistently been linked with a move to the Spanish capital since the end of last season, after scoring an impressive 42 goals last term as United won both the Premier League and Champions League.
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