Report: Glazers give Madrid green light for Ronaldo

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The Glazer family is ready to do business with Real Madrid and accept its mega-offer for Cristiano Ronaldo following lengthy talks with the Manchester United directors, according to a report in Spanish sports daily AS.

After weeks of Marca promoting the Portuguese star's increasingly problematic switch, the strongest Madrid-leaning paper has now waded in with a claim that a deal will be done.

While AS recognizes that Sir Alex Ferguson will continue to strongly object to the transfer, the owners of the Red Devils are tempted, according to the report.

It was reported some weeks ago that Madrid was considering bypassing the vociferous Scottish manager in order to try and tempt the Glazers, and it may be working.

After a meeting with United executive director David Gill, the club's bosses are even more convinced that the cash on offer is worth more than the player himself.

The latest reports on Ronaldo requiring surgery have not thought to have dampened Madrid's desire, because as reported on Wednesday, the club cannot afford to miss out on signing him.

Some figures within the Bernabéu doubt the sense in splashing out so much money when the club's debts are already alleged to be bordering on $630 million, but president Ramón Calderón is keen to press on.

Previous figures of $140 million were mentioned, but AS now states that Madrid will look to bring it down to less than $110 million in order to keep some restraint.