Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly met Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi in a private gathering in Ibiza, as the French club look to persuade the star striker to move to Ligue 1.
The future of Real Madrid’s talisman is anything but certain following reports suggesting the 32-year-old wanted to leave the Bernabeu due to tax allegations lodged against him by the Spanish authorities, as PSG look to make a swoop for the forward.
Ronaldo has since denied the allegations which allegedly claim the 32-year-old owes £13m for image rights income, with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez understood to have calmed the striker down as he reassured Ronaldo that his future is at Real.
However, with his intentions yet to be declared, Spanish outlet Diario Madridsta has claimed PSG are prepared to make a swoop for the striker, as Al-Khelaifi is determined to land the Portugal international this summer.
If Ronaldo ends up at PSG he could be the biggest celebrity in the world, if he wasn’t already. Would be insane
— Snoop (@itsproprietary) July 6, 2017
The French club are so determined to land Ronaldo that Al-Khelaifi made the trip to Ibiza where Ronaldo is currently on vacation to sound him out ahead of a possible offer during this transfer window.
Despite being contracted to Real until the summer of 2021, the PSG chief is said to be hoping his relationship with the forward’s agent – Jorge Mendes – will assist him in completing a move for Ronaldo which won’t come cheaply.
£875m to be exact, if the striker’s reported release clause is accurate.
It would be a sensational transfer if PSG were to get the deal over the line, although it is seemingly unlikely as Real will not want to depart with their striker who scored over 40 goals for the club last season in 46 appearances and played a crucial role in securing the Spanish league and Champions League double.