Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to offer Cristiano Ronaldo a jaw-dropping £26million to keep him at Old Trafford.
Sport of the World can reveal Fergie has invited Ronaldo's representatives to discuss terms over a new double-your-money five-year deal worth £100,000 a week.
A source close to the Portuguese star (right) revealed he is almost certain to snub the attentions of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The source said: "United are a massive club and Cristiano will in all likelihood stay there for many years."
Ronaldo's current deal, which he signed 14 months ago, is worth £50,000 a week and runs to 2010, with a further two-year option.
But the United ace is set to be awarded a bumper pay-hike following his stunning performances this term, where 13 goals have made him favourite for Footballer of the Year.
* The same paper say that United are ready to bid for Deportivo La Coruña's Aldo Duscher for £8m.