Real to demand Hernandez in return for Ronaldo from Manchester United

Updated: May 03, 2013, 15:50 PM IST

London: Spanish giants Real Madrid will demand Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez in exchange of Cristiano Ronaldo and are even prepared to accept 25 million dollars for the Portuguese star from the Premier League winners.

Although United had hoped to tempt the Spanish giants with a much higher offer of 65 million pounds plus Nani for Ronaldo, however, Real is prepared to settle for a much lower amount if they get Hernandez in return.

However, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has fallen into a quandary with the condition as he said that he wants to hold on the Mexican player even if Hernandez harbours any thought about moving to Spain.

Stating that he understood his striker`s frustration after only seven league starts this season, Ferguson however, said that he hoped that Hernandez still continues to contribute to the team, adding that there is no reason for the forward to think that United is not right for him.

Ferguson, who is also linked with swoops for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski and Atletico Madrid`s Radamel Falcao, further said that Hernandez has scored 16 goals and his enthusiasm to play is always there.

The report further said that Qatari-backed Paris Saint-Germain have already bid 80 million pounds for Ronaldo - the fee United sold him for in 2009, adding that United is one of the few clubs that could afford the Portuguese megastar.

Although United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insisted there will be no overhaul of the squad, United are encouraged by Ronaldo`s preference for a return to Old Trafford if he does leave Real.