Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the lengths Manchester City went to try and woo him back to England. The Sunday Mirror says the Portuguese striker has boasted that a family member of the club's Arab owners had offered him a world record-breaking £350,000 a WEEK if he quit Real Madrid.
But he told a source that City would have to pay £150million to seal the deal - and £400,000 a week, adding: "That's what they'd have to pay to get the world's best player."
He described the extraordinary lengths he says the Al Nahyan family were taking to lure him back to the English Premier League.
He claims to have been contacted by a member of the family via email in the last few weeks.
He says he was sent a photograph of piles of cash spread across the back seat of a Bentley.
And he claims to have received a gold-plated invite to the UAE, where Man City owner Sheikh Mansour, a ruling member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, has a home.
As well as a free stay in a luxury hotel, Ronaldo says he was promised a tour of the royal palace in Dubai.
He told a friend: "They said they'll treat me like royalty if I join Man City because they want to win the league.
"They sent me a picture of a Bentley with 500,000 notes on the seat. It was louco [crazy]."
A source told the Sunday Mirror: "He joked with the friend about how, if they were serious, they should have included a naked woman sprawled over the money."