Real want Hernandez

Real Madrid will demand Mexican forward Javier Hernandez and £ 75 million in any potential deal for Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo. The capital giants are gradually warming up to the idea of selling the Portuguese international to Manchester United but are keen to seal the best possible deal for the player who is still only 28 years old and has the best years ahead of him.

Club sources in Madrid understand new manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen on bringing in the Mexican striker and boost the club’s attacking options which has been depleted a lot in recent weeks with the sales of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain and midfielder Jose Callejon to Italian side Napoli.

The Italian manager has just one recognized striker at his disposal in the form of French international Karim Benzema and although academy starlet Alvaro Morata is earmarked as a star for the future, the former AC Milan boss is keen to bring in a proven striker to fill the void that will have been left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is understood that club president Florentino Perez is open to selling their star player after the Portuguese skipper made it clear that he has no intention of signing a new contract with the club that will see him extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the current expiration date of 2015. And Perez also knows that the value of the player will keep on decreasing as the deal runs closer to the expiration.

Madrid has set their sights on Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale, most likely as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo and has gone all out to secure his signing amid fear that the Portuguese maestro wants a return to his former club Manchester United and wants it as soon as possible, maybe this summer.