However, would the Portugal international, 27, want to leave the La Liga giants, where he has found a comfortable goal-scoring groove?
Money talks though, and City have made a number of successful moves for Spain-based talent - Yaya Toure from Barcelona, David Silva from Valencia and Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid.
With Portugal having qualified for Euro 2012 will the former Sporting Lisbon striker want another transfer saga like he had during Euro 2008 when he was linked to Madrid from Sir Alex Ferguson’s side?
Ronaldo eventually did leave Manchester United a year later for a world record transfer fee of £80 million.
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