Report: Cristiano Ronaldo to cost Manchester United £200m

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid on September 13, 2014
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Manchester United will reportedly need to fork out around £200m to land Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United will have to pay out around £200m if they want to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, according to reports.

The Portuguese international has been heavily linked with a return to the Red Devils and The Mirror claims that other European clubs have deemed the 30-year-old to be too expensive.

However, United are believed to be the only side able to afford Ronaldo's transfer fee, which Real have set at around £60m, plus his wages of £380,000-a-week.

Should the forward earn loyalty bonuses and image rights, he is expected pocket a further £60m if he returns to Manchester.

Some United fans have taken to the skies to try to convince Ronaldo to return to the club, having arranged for a plane to fly over the El Madrigal during Real's game at Villarreal on Saturday with a plea for the player to sign.

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on September 27, 2014
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