Cristiano Ronaldo set for Man Utd return?
Could a sensational return to Manchester United be on the cards for Cristiano Ronaldo?
It certainly looks that way, if you believe Spanish football expert Guillem Balague and ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.
Balague, who accurately predicted several aspects surrounding United's British record purchase of Angel di Maria, says that "everything is in place" at Old Trafford for the Portuguese's return.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Revista de La Liga, Balague said: You have to say he's not happy that (Mesut) Oezil left and he didn't like the fact that Xabi Alonso and di Maria left.
"He has this idea, I think, that at Real Madrid he is doing a job and he is working, but he enjoyed himself almost like a kid at Manchester United.
"He dreams of going back to Manchester United and Manchester United have got all the finances in place to get him.
"When will that be? It depends, of course, on a lot of things. It depends on Real Madrid and on Cristiano himself. I have a pretty good idea of when he wants to go."
Ronaldo,29, left the Red Devils in the summer of 2009 to join Los Blancos in what was then a world record fee of £80 million ($164m).
Calderon, who claims to have brokered the deal to bring Ronaldo to the Santiago Bernabeu during his time as Real's head honcho before resigning in January 2009, echoed Balague's claim that all was not rosy in Madrid for the reigning Ballon d'Or holder.
The Spaniard told TalkSport: "My impression is he is fed up with the policy of the current president (Florentino Perez).
"When he came with (Arjen) Robben he thought he would be a good colleague for him in the team (but then he was sold).
"Two years ago it was (Gonzalo) Higuain sold and he didn't like that.
"Last year he thought it was a mistake to let Oezil leave and the last straw was selling Xabi Alonso and Angel di Maria this summer.
"When I signed him in 2008, I remember he said he was grateful to Manchester United. He had a marvellous time there, he likes everything. It is a really great club."
Ronaldo has recently teased United fans by saying that he wished to return to Old Trafford while the Mail Online reported that the 29-year-old will ask for an astronomical £500,000 weekly wage to return to the English Premier League.
Sources: SkySports, TalkSport via Mail Online