The Daily Star says United are working on a stunning £55 million deal for Ronaldo.
The Ronaldo camp are looking at commercial ventures which would tie in with a Premier League return this summer.
The big hurdle would be whether the Premier League leaders could offer a salary to rival the player’s current £220,000-a-week deal and stay within the new UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations, which come into force next season.
But there is a way round those rules which would see a player agree a salary with a side and then sign a separate endorsement package with the club’s sponsors. And it is exactly that model which is being considered at Old Trafford, with new club sponsors Chevrolet ready to make Ronaldo their global ambassador to help bring him back to Manchester.