CRISTIANO RONALDO is attracting even MORE interest from Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
He is now playing for his country at the World Cup as a free agent.
And reports earlier this week claimed Saudi outfit Al-Nassr have offered Ronaldo a staggering £173-million-a-year deal to join them in the January window.
They want to try and acquire the five-time Ballon d’Or winner on a two-and-a-half-year contract worth £3M per week.
But they may face competition from local rival Al Hilal – albeit not until the summer.
That is according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: “There is another club that wants Cristiano Ronaldo.
“This club is Al Hilal. It’s true that Cristiano Ronaldo was approached by people close to Al Hilal.
“People at the club are prepared to make another important and crazy proposal.
“There is one interesting point though. I am told Al Hilal are not able to sign players in January.
“They will only be able to sign players in the summer. That’s why at the moment it is complicated.
“In January, that’s why Al-Nassr are pushing and they would love to sign Ronaldo but Al Hilal also have an interest.
“The priority of Cristiano Ronaldo remains to have a new club as soon as possible.”
Ronaldo previously discussed offers from Saudi during his explosive interview with Piers Morgan before the World Cup.
When Morgan pressed him on the offer from an unnamed Saudi Arabian club, the Portuguese star confirmed “yes it’s true” and claimed he turned it down “in that moment”.
He was then asked how difficult it was rejecting such a lucrative offer, to which he replied: “It’s hard. It’s hard. But in the same way, I thought that I was very happy here [at Man Utd]; that I [am] still capable to score goals and make people happy.
“I still believe that I can score many, many goals and help the team because I still believe that I’m still good and capable to help national team – even Manchester United.
“But if you don’t feel around you that the energy’s on your side, it’s difficult. Of course, the criticism is gonna exists all the time. Ah he’s 37, he’s not the same.
“But I want to see if some guy of my age maintain the level that I show. You’re not gonna teach me that. Nobody is gonna teach me that.”