Real ready to wait for Ron response

IN DEMAND Real Madrid say they are willing to wait to hear if Ronaldo wants a move to Spain. (AFP)

Real Madrid have confirmed they will play the waiting game in their pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United are adamant the Portugal international is not for sale, but the 23-year-old is keeping all parties guessing.

Madrid director general Miguel Angel Arroyo said: "We are waiting for Ronaldo to say something, and as soon as he says he wants to play for Real Madrid there will be conversations between the two clubs.

"We would willingly reach an agreement with Man United if it is possible, if they want to sell and if the price is affordable."

Ronaldo's compatriot Jose Mourinho is hoping to link up with some familiar faces at the San Siro, as the new Inter Milan coach looks to strengthen his squad after agreeing a fee for Roma's Mancini.

"I cannot forget Deco, [Frank] Lampard and [Didier] Drogba," said Mourinho.

"These are players who I could never say no to.

"I would love to work with them again in the future. I don't know which of these three will leave their clubs, but we will see."

Meanwhile, AC Milan have insisted that Emmanuel Adebayor is their sole transfer target despite being linked with a host of big-name strikers.

Vice-President Adriano Galliani said: "One single player interests us and that is Adebayor. If he doesn't come then nobody will come and we will keep the team as it is in attack.

"We are in negotiations with Arsenal, who are not willing to sell at the moment."

 

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