Paris Saint-Germain are considering a record-breaking €125m move to take Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, according to reports.
Spanish sports newspaper Marca suggests the Parisian club's mega-rich owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants to make a statement to the world of football by ensnaring last season's Fifa Ballon D'or victor.
The media outlet insists that the Portuguese superstar wants to stay in Spain but it remains uncertain whether the Madrid hierarchy would put up much of a fight to keep their man.
According to the report, published this morning, Ronaldo 'wants to know more details regarding the club's sporting project' and has informed president Florentino Pérez about his concerns.
PSG are lodged in another battle, with Uefa over Financial Fair Play, but they seem willing to flout the laws if a player of Ronaldo's quality becomes available.
This story will undoubtedly be monitored in Manchester as both United and City have expressed their desire to tempt the Madrid ace back to English football.
Ronaldo has Raúl's goalscoring record in his sights and is keen to become a Real legend by ending his career in the Spanish capital.
Louis van Gaal has been coy in the media about the prospect of securing his services but is aware that, if Ronaldo were to leave, it would make any move for Gareth Bale almost impossible.