Cristiano Ronaldo to join Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain?

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Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly open to the idea of forming a partnership with Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain. 

According to widespread reports on the weekend, the 37-year-old has asked the United hierarchy to let him leave in this transfer window as he wants to be in contention to win major trophies and compete in the UEFA Champions League, something the Red Devils cannot offer him next season.

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Once the request had become public knowledge, reports emerged suggesting that the Manchester club was not willing to part ways with the striker, and expect him to appear for the club's pre-season tour of Asia and Australia. 

However, his super-agent Jorge Mendes is understood to have already had talks with Chelsea, and is said to have offered the star to Barcelona too, while Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are also believed to be a preferred option for the Portugal captain. 

The Independent has now reported that the Portuguese forward is also open to a move to PSG, where he could help Messi, Kylian Mbappe and company in their bid to finally win the UCL trophy the Ligue 1 side craves. 

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Les Parisiens are understood to be looking for bidders for Neymar after new sporting director Luis Campos reportedly decided the Brazilian is surplus to requirements at the Parc des Princes.

This could potentially open up a first-team spot for Ronaldo, and free up some funds for his wages.

Per ESPN, United are now open to offloading Ronaldo, but insist that his next club has to be in a different league and must be prepared to cover the final 12 months of his £500 000 (R9.8 million)-a-week contract at Old Trafford.

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