Manchester United have made a formal offer to Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendez, according to reports from Portugal.
It is claimed that the Red Devils are keeping an eye on the Juventus forward's situation, amid reports the Serie A club want to reduce their wage bill.
And United have allegedly put the feelers out, with Portuguese publication Record, via SportWitness, claiming Ronaldo is mulling over the offer but remains focused on Juve.
Ronaldo is Juventus' best-paid player earning a staggering £28million a season.
It seems plausible that the Italian champions would want the 35-year-old off their wage bill, and that United would be keen to bring him home, but the transfer appears unlikely.
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The Red Devils, who have tightened their purse strings themselves in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic, are in need of a new centre-back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to splash the cash in January, but will no doubt look to bring in a defender in the summer as well as rekindle United's interest in Jadon Sancho.
Ronaldo, however, will not be short of suitors, with Paris Saint-Germain also linked.
An obvious transfer would be a swap deal with Neymar heading to Turin, but the Brazilian currently earns more than Ronaldo, which would be a stumbling block for Juve.
Troy Deeney, meanwhile, has suggested Ronaldo move to Wolves, where his agent Mendez represents a number of Portuguese players.
Deeney told talkSPORT: "I would more look at a club like Wolves with the Portugal connection – that would work. Whoever is getting [Ronaldo] is still getting an unbelievable talent. You're not going to get the same Ronaldo you had at Man United. That's always going to be the comparison."
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