Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly convinced Diego Simeone to bring him back to Madrid – to play for Atletico.
The Real Madrid legend, 37, is desperate to leave Manchester United this summer and play Champions League football.
Ronaldo still has one year remaining on his Old Trafford contract but is yet to return for pre-season training with the Red Devils.
However, the veteran forward has found that interest in him is not as high as he anticipated with a number of clubs ruling themselves out of the running to sign him.
Both Chelsea and Bayern Munich have declared that they are not interested, while the star himself has zero interest in taking up a lucrative offer from an unnamed Saudi Arabian club.
However, Spanish outlet Diario AS are now claiming that Ronaldo could be about to return to the Spanish capital.
He shot to superstardom with Atletico’s city rivals Real, scoring 311 goals in 292 LaLiga matches between 2009 and 2018 and winning the Champions League four times.
And that made him public enemy No. 1 with their neighbours, who he could now be about to sensationally join.