Real Madrid lodge bid for €300m Man Utd target as Ronaldo replacement

Real Madrid have set about replacing Cristiano Ronaldo by placing an opening bid for a PSG star, a report claims.

The Portugal forward, 33, has agreed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions in one of the most dramatic moves in European football, which was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Ronaldo scored a record 451 goals over nine years at the Bernabeu, having signed from Manchester United and helping deliver four Champions League triumphs.

However, Real have set about replacing Ronaldo by making an opening bid for a player who would surely be their new Galactico.

According to TransferMarketWeb, Los Blancos have tabled an offer for Kylian Mbappe, though it was rejected out of hand by PSG who consider the France World Cup star too important to sell.

Mbappe joined the Parisians from Monaco last summer, but admitted he was tempted to move to the Bernabeu.

“I chose PSG because I will play more, it was the main criteria,” the 19-year-old revealed.

“It’s a dream come true to wear this shirt and feel the unique atmosphere at the Parc des Princes. The club’s project is one of the most ambitious in Europe and I want to keep progressing with my new teammates and reach the goals the club set.”

Spanish outlet Don Balon sensationally claimed on Monday that Manchester United hope to be able to recoup €150million (£132m) by selling Paul Pogba this summer, and use that money to fund a move for Mbappe.