The Manchester Evening News say they understand that Manchester United are intensifying their efforts to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford after six years in Spain.
They are working on a bid which would see Ronaldo come back to Old Trafford for a world record of £80 million (€112 million). Could it be that Ronaldo is the international superstar striker of mystery who Louis Van Gaal has been quietly hoping to seduce?
In the past few days, Spain's lip-reading community have been surveilling Real Madrid's training sessions, seeking out examples of dissension between Ronaldo and his new manager Rafa Benitez.
Before Manchester United fans get too excited, MEN recall that Moyes explored a similar bid in the summer of 2013.