PSG interested in Ronaldo, Mourinho

Paris Saint-Germain executive Sheikh Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani revealed that the club do consider Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho as long-term targets.

Football News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho

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The Parisiens have gone on a massive spending spree over the past two seasons and have signed the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.

Despite such an extensive outlay, which also included the hiring of Carlo Ancelotti as first-team coach, they are not recognised as one of the continent's top sides. In the Champions League this season, they suffered a loss to Porto and they are facing stiff competition from Lyon and Marseille in the Ligue 1 title race.

They have never ruled out the possibility of signing Ronaldo but the Portuguese star, signed for a world record sum back in 2009, would command the hefty transfer fee. Nevertheless, there have been persistent reports that Ronaldo is not entirely happy at the Santiago Bernabeu and has already seen his side go 13 points behind Barcelona this season.

Similarly, Mourinho is not well-thought of within the Spanish league and faces constant pressure to deliver results and could face the axe if Madrid fail to secure silverware this season.

"Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are objectives for Paris Saint-Germain, of course," Al-Thani told Canal Football.

"You have to be motivated in the world of sport and do what's best for your club, make the right investments at the right time.

"PSG are one of the best clubs in the world. Ever since day one, our goal has been to win the Champions League.

"We are already one of the best teams in France, and it's our goal to become one of the best in Europe and the world, too."

According to Marca, Ronaldo could command a fee as high as €100 million.

PSG and Real could also be paired in the Champions League round of 16, with the draw taking place on Thursday, as the La Liga side finished second in their group and will have to face a group winner in the next round.

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