Chevrolet's sponsorship deal with Manchester United could be brought forward a year to help fund a deal for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Daily Star says Chevrolet ready to make Ronaldo their global ambassador to help bring him back to Manchester this summer.

The only stumbling block is the £370m seven-year sponsorship deal is not due to start until 2014 - but talks are on-going to buy current backers Aon out of their deal a year early.

That would allow United to sign Ronaldo and GM to tie up an individual endorsement deal with the player to ease through one of the biggest transfers in history.