Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez is believed to be open to the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo should president Florentino Perez decide to let him leave, Mirror reports.
The 30-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to Old Trafford as manager Louis van Gaal looks to reinforce his attack during the summer.
United have been struggling to score goals over the past few months, but have instead seen their defence improve.
Benitez is not likely to urge Real to keep hold of Ronaldo given that he understand that the club must consider their finances during the election year.
The La Liga giants could now decide to cash in on the attacker sooner rather than later given that he could still demand a hefty price tag.
Another alternative for the Red Devils is Ronaldo’s teammate, Gareth Bale, a player who is also being linked with a Premier League return.
Bale previously starred for Tottenham Hotspur before earning himself a record-breaking switch to the Bernabeu back in 2013.