The Red Devils have a long list of transfer plans for the coming winter transfer window, and the news of a possible Ronaldo-return seems to be on top of it all. Despite Louis van Gaal confessing of recent that: “We are looking at all players, not just Ronaldo. But these players are mostly ungettable. With Ronaldo, let’s wait and hope.”
The possibility of getting the Balon D’Or winner’s signature ahead of PSG is still high as Sir Alex Ferguson has become involved in the matter. The Scot brought Ronaldo in from Sporting Lisbon to the Old Trafford as a teenager and both maintains close relationship till date. Ferguson is said to be advising United owners to bring the 30 year-old forward back to the Theatre of dreams after letting him go to the Santiago Bernabeu for a record fee of 80 million Pounds.
Both met in November for talks and it is believed the former United handler still wields a level of influence on the Portuguese skipper. But so does his agent, Jorges Mendes, who has recently declared that “It is impossible (for Ronaldo to leave). He will end his career at Real Madrid.” Ligue 1 giants, PSG, are also bent on luring the prolific goal scorer to France and they are reportedly ready to hand him a contract with a weekly wages worth £250,000 after taxes. The battle to keep on to Ronaldo, snatch him away and make him return is one that won’t end until all 3 sides have given their best.
Manchester United also continues to track Southampton’s Sadio Mane after failing to get him from the Saint Mary’s during the summer transfer window. The Red Devils rather chose to bring in Anthony Martial from AS Monaco after failing to meet up with the buyout clause of the Senegal international winger.
They are ready to launch another bid for his signature by January, but will face competition from Chelsea. Southampton aren’t likely to let him go that early, as he has been an important part of their lineup this season. But releasing him by summer is a more feasible target, as they risk losing him for free if they hold on to him further, with his contract set to expire by 2018.
Muller is also in the news, as Van Gaal continues to talk about getting the Bayern Munich forward. The Dutchman is yearning for a reunion with the Germany international after having helped him with his first team break while they were together at the Bundesliga giants. United are hopeful and on alert because Muller is stalling on agreeing a new deal with Munich at the moment.