Ronaldo may turn out for Manchester United for one more season
London, Aug.5 : England's Manchester United football club is hopeful of convincing Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo to stay on for one more season.
Club sources were quoted by The Sun as saying that after the 2008-09 season, Ronaldo would be allowed to go to Real Madrid for 65-million pounds.
United's owners are reportedly considering giving the Real Madrid target (Ronaldo) a contract get-out clause, but they will first have to get past coach Alex Ferguson who is dead against selling the Portugal winger.
There is no certainty as of now that the Scot will accept a compromise.
Real are ready to offer a world record 65 million pounds to nab the player this year and there have been reports in Spain they would even pay 80 million pounds.
Madrid president Ramon Calderon is desperate to snap up Ronaldo, having failed to land World Player of the Year Kaka from AC Milan.
Calderon is a hugely unpopular president, despite back-to-back titles, and sees signing Ronaldo as the coup that will keep him in charge.
Ronaldo is due back in Manchester later this week to have his ankle injury reassessed and is expected to be out until October.
Story first published: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 15:49 [IST]