Ronaldo asked to leave - United

MANCHESTER United have accepted an �80million bid from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, after agreeing to the player's requerst to leave Old Trafford.

MANCHESTER United have accepted an �80million bid from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, after agreeing to the player's requerst to leave Old Trafford.

A statement on www.manutd.com this morning, under the headline 'Reds accept �80m Ronaldo bid', read: "Manchester United have received a world-record, unconditional offer of �80million for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

"At Cristiano's request - who has again expressed his desire to leave - and after discussion with the player's representatives, United have agreed to give Real Madrid permission to talk to the player.

"Matters are expected to be concluded by 30 June. The club will not comment until further notice.''


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