Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted that Cristiano Ronaldo would be the ideal summer signing for the Spanish outfit and will not be put off by his huge price tag.
Madrid have long been linked with a move for the Portugal international and there continues to be speculation that a deal is already in place for the 24-year-old.
“I don’t know anything about the story of Cristiano Ronaldo. I only just took charge,” he told television programme ’59 segundos’. “But what I am sure of is that which seems expensive is the cheapest.
“In my last era the cheapest was (Zinedine) Zidane, who seemed very expensive because we paid €73 million Ωfor him.
“Without knowing who we can get, there will be a massive effort for the great players of the world, because that is the Real Madrid model.”
Perez dismissed suggestions that Ronaldo’s temper could prove a problem.
“I have not seen anything about him that would prohibit him from playing at Real Madrid,” he added. “I have seen him get angry because he wants to win and (because of) his competitive spirit.
“The information I have on him says that he is an example on the pitch, a model.”
Madrid are also being linked with Kaka, a move that appears unlikely following the Milan playmaker’s insistence that he wants to remain at the San Siro.
“We started working today and we will lay the foundations to create a magnificent team,” he said. “Kaka could be one of our objectives but the prices the media are talking about are really out of the reality.
“Some things can last for days, others for months. We have time until August 31.
“It’s not true that we have signed Kaka and I don’t want there to be false hope. It’s true that I have a great relationship with (Milan general manager, Adriano) Galliani but there are other teams who have their own projects and everything has a price.
“Yes, I can say that I will work but not everyone can come.”
Perez also revealed that around 10 players could be leaving Madrid to make way for new signings.
“What is certain is that you can register 25 players (for the Champions League),” he continued. “If we have 29 and we want to bring in six new players, we are talking of a total of 35.
“We have to sort it, so 10 leave. It’s something very delicate and complicated, being respectful to contracts and people.”