Real Madrid president Florentino Perez celebrated the completion of the £56m capture of Kaka by warning Manchester United that Cristiano Ronaldo is his next transfer target.
Perez said last week that he would not jeopardise his relationship with United to sign Ronaldo, but in the wake of the signing of Kaka the Real president felt emboldened to discuss a bid for the Portuguese winger.
“We’re always thinking about great players, Cristiano Ronaldo and (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic are among other great players around the world,” Perez said.
“We all know that these are players that we would like but they all can’t come.
“Ronaldo is a great player who we’d like to bring to the club, but first we have to speak to Manchester United because the important thing is for us to maintain a good rapport with everyone.”
Real angered the English outfit last summer following a very public pursuit of Ronaldo, which prompted United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to blast: ” I wouldn’t sell a virus to that mob”.
Various Madrid officials have claimed that there is a pre-contract agreement in place to sign the FIFA World Player of the Year for €90m, but United have repeatedly denied the existence of any deal.