0730: Another week at the transfer grindstone begins as the last one ended, with various reports suggesting Manchester United are going to throw all the money - and quite possibly some players - at Real Madrid to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo.
On Friday it was revealed the Portugal star has informed the La Liga club he wishes to leave Spain amid his allegations of tax fraud.
Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for world superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. It's also interesting to note that Mourinho is willing to swallow his pride regarding Ronaldo, a testament to just how good a signing the forward would be.
But the Portugal global was not a realistic target at that point, having signed a new five-year Real Madrid contract last November.
Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Ronaldo has asked agent Jorge Mendes to do "everything" to secure a return to United should he leave Madrid ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford, helping the club win three Premier League titles, the Champions League, two League Cups and the FA Cup before leaving for Real in 2009.
On Sunday, arguably the most outlandish transfer scoop was found in Italian daily Tuttosport, as they reported that Jose Mourinho was prepared to offer Real Madrid €210 million plus Spanish worldwide keeper David De Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata. "It would be a massive loss for us; an irreparable loss", he added. "He will tell us what has happened.(.) The only thing I know is that he feels mistreated by the media". Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly very keen on the Brazilian and sees him as a key part of his summer transfer strategy.
A lawyer by profession and a known Real supporter, Tebas has urged the public not to judge Ronaldo until a verdict is given.