AS says a contract through to 2018 has been all but agreed, with only minor details needing to be ironed out.
And there is confidence Ronaldo will put pen to paper upon his return from international duty with Portugal. Indeed, Ronaldo could ink terms this week - with insiders confident the contract will be signed no later than next week.
No details of the finances have been leaked, but it is expected to see Ronaldo enjoy a massive hike on his current wages.
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