Real Madrid are ready to cash in on three of their big players to help fund a bid for Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

AS says Real directors have discussed their strategy with coach Bernd Schuster and are aiming to raise around £35 million from the sales of Robinho, Julio Baptista and Roberto Soldado.

The biggest fee to be raked in will come from Robinho's sale, while Real will expect Baptista to attract offers of around £10 million and Soldado in the region of £5 million.