The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to bring back their former idol at the end of the season, with speculation having suggested that they’re ready to fund a deal which could be worth up to £160m altogether.
Yet the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has scrapped such talk, leaving United in limbo.
Reports now claim that the blow will lead to a move for CR7’s Real team-mate Gareth Bale, who has only been at the Bernabeu for one season.
In that time the Welshman has been a hit, netting a vital goal in the Champions League Final earlier this year.
A potential deal has been discussed by Red Devils chiefs, and they’ve been buoyed by rumours that bale could be available for the right price – which is likely to be vast given that he remains the world’s most expensive player after costing £86m when signed from Spurs.
United are said to be ready to buy at least one superstar each summer, with Angel di Maria the initial purchase of their new policy.
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