A Chinese club has made reported made Real Madrid an offer of £176million to allow them discuss terms with star player Cristiano Ronaldo.
If allowed, the club reportedly plans to offer the Portuguese legend wages of over £1.8million-a-week – or £95million a year.
It wouldn’t be the first time the Chinese Super League has used monstrous wages to lure European players, with names like Oscar, Hulk and Axel Witsel all plying their trade in Asia now.
According to AS, an unnamed club will next week make the amazing offer to Madrid, claiming a fee of around 200 million euros – or £175m – is on the table.
They also say Ronaldo will be offered in the region of 120 million euros in wages, which is five times what he earns at the Bernabeu.
This would eclipse the current reported record figure of £798,000-a-week that is being paid by Hebei China Fortune for Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.
The 32-year-old has scored 51 goals in 50 appearances for club and country during the 2016-17 campaign, showing no signs of slowing down as Real won the league and Champions League double, scoring twice against Juventus in Cardiff to help his side lift the latter trophy.
Earlier this week he refused to rule out leaving Real, admitting ‘nothing is impossible’ when pressed on his future. As well as mega-rich Chinese clubs, former side Manchester United are also rumoured to be considering a bid.