Manchester United have the funds to make a return deal for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo a reality.Real Madrid officials have already discussed a transfer fee they would accept - around £122m.

Real would effectively bank around £272m if you include the £150m in wages they would have had to pay Ronaldo.

The Sun says United raised £150m by floating 10 per cent of the club on the New York Stock Exchange last summer.

Half of it went towards the club's £434m debt of the club but American owners - the Glazer family - could decide to put some of the rest towards a deal that would be a big hit with the club s legion of fans.