Real Madrid president Florentino Perez aims to secure Cristiano Ronaldo to a new contract while in Los Angeles.AS says Florentino hopes to talk directly with Ronaldo while the pair are in LA over the coming days. The Real supremo feels he has a better chance of success working with Ronaldo one-on-one, rather than negotiating with his agent, Jorge Mendes.

Florentino plans to reach a verbal agreement with Ronaldo and then include Mendes in discussions for the final details.

The Real president has publicly stated he intends to make Ronaldo "the best paid player in the world", though the offers the Portuguese has on the table from various European heavyweights, including one of €23 million-a-year, he cannot hope to match.