Inter Milan are planning an audacious £80 million bid for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Italian giants are back on track after a Chinese takeover last year didn’t start as planned under Frank de Boer.
Inter replaced de Boer with Stefano Pioli and have since seen a turn around in fortunes as they look to make a return to European football.
The Nerazzurri are currently fourth in the table and are already planning to strengthen their squad for the potential Champions League involvement next year.
Sources from the San Siro suggest that Pioli and owners Suning Group Holdings have had discussions and are planning to rope under-fire Los Blancos star.
Ronaldo has been struggling for form recently as the Portuguese superstar is going through a goal drought.
The 31-year-old is reaching the twilight of his career and FootTheBall recently reported that Real president Florentino Perez was keen to cash-in on the talisman before his decline begins.
Inter are now backed by the filthy riches of the new Chinese owners and Ronaldo’s hefty wages will not be a problem for the Italian giants.
Inter have also deployed CR7’s international team-mate Joao Mario to persuade him to join the San Siro outfit.
A formal bid will be submitted before the season ends, but the club are set to open talks with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes before making an official offer.
Meanwhile, Real are looking to make Gareth Bale their main man and Perez is targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer.
Whereas, Ronaldo’s nemesis Lionel Messi is also unsure about his future at Barcelona as the club have so far failed to offer him a new contract – while, the recent slump in the Blaugrana’s form has also been a major concern for the Argentina skipper.