​Manchester United could be set to offer Real Madrid a monstrous £180m plus David De Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata.

​The Sun have reported that United, reluctant to pay the upfront asking price of £150m for their former forward, could use their goalkeeper as a bargaining tool.

Los Blancos have been routinely linked with a move for De Gea in recent years, and his inclusion in the deal could lessen the financial burden for United.


Prime target Morata, who Real Madrid are said to value at around £90m, could also be included in the deal.

Ronaldo, 32, has reportedly expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid after the club failed to back him following accusations of tax fraud, and former Bernabeu chief Ramon Calderon has claimed he has his heart set on United.


The Portugal international signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid worth £365,000 a week last November, but United are capable of matching that.

“I’m sure Cristiano won’t leave Europe," Calderon said. “I don’t think he would go and play in China or the Middle East. He’s very fit, in good shape and playing very well.

“Ronaldo would cost more than Paul Pogba because he is a better player. Anyone who wants him will be prepared to pay him a lot of money.”