David Gill: Cristiano Ronaldo will cost Real Madrid €96m

Manchester Utd chief exec sets a steep price for star player

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If Real Madrid are to land long-term transfer target Cristiano Ronaldo, they will have to break the world transfer record for a second time this month, according to Marca.

Today’s edition of the Spanish paper says Los Blancos have already had contact with Manchester Utd chief executive David Gill, who set the price for the Portuguese star at a whopping €96m.

Gill, Marca understands, is said to be completely unwilling to lower this price, despite the negotiation attempts of Madrid president Florentino Perez.

Barcelona-based paper AS corroborate the story, but they believe the transfer figure to be a paltry €89m. Apparently, this will be paid in bite-sized instalments, and the deal will go through before July 30th, so as to avoid the €30m compensation clause set out in Ronaldo’s pre-contract agreement with disgraced former president Ramon Calderon.

As also say that C-Ron’s shit-stirring agent Jorge Mendes will make a killing from the deal, taking home a commission in the region of €8.7m.

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