How many clubs can afford to spend £131m on a 32-year-old player? The answer is not many; but that's how much Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo would cost if reports are to be believed.
News this week emerged of Ronaldo's apparent unhappiness in the Spanish capital. After claims from Spain's tax office that he is guilty of tax fraud between 2010 and 2014 arrived, the Portuguese star is said to be in belief that he has achieved everything that he can in Spain, and wants to move on due to footballing purposes.
According to the Telegraph, Ronaldo would set back any suitors a cool £131m, absolutely smashing the world record fee for a player by about £40m.
Ronaldo's representatives have supposedly warned clubs that the four-time Champions League winner is serious about quitting Madrid, but how many clubs can actually afford such a transfer?
Whoever signs the former Manchester United player will undoubtedly make back a lot of money through shirt sales on the 32-year-old, but at such a point in his career, would a move for the veteran be wise?
Only three clubs are believed to be willing to pay such an amount. Of course, his dearly beloved Manchester United are amongst the three, who last year broke the world record fee for a player by signing Paul Pogba for £89m.
The other two would be PSG - who are keen to rebuild in order to claim back the Ligue 1 title. The Parisians have a transfer kitty of £192m at their disposal this summer, and with highly regarded Antero Henrique now in the sporting director's role, a move could be plausible.
The final team would be Inter Milan, who are willing to spend big bucks after their recent takeover form the Suning Group.