CONOR MCGREGOR v CRISTIANO RONALDO

Conor McGregor believes Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new bumper Real Madrid contract

from the DAILY MIRROR

Ronaldo has been made to wait for a new contract but it appears that his wish has been granted and he could have the deal announced this month.

UFC poster boy Conor McGregor has revealed that his friend Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract with Real Madrid.

The Irish superstar admitted in a recent interview that he will find it hard to knock Ronaldo off the top of the Forbes money list because of a new deal.

Ronaldo's future at the Bernabeu has been under scrutiny in recent weeks as he enters the final two years of his contract.

Now 31, Ronaldo's future could have been away from La Liga - but he appears to have landed the new deal that he craved.

McGregor and Ronaldo recently met up in California

McGregor and Ronaldo recently met up in California

The pair squared off in the Octagon - but didn't actually fight

Last season, it is alleged that the Portuguese ace pleaded with Real Madrid bosses to extend his stay at the club.

And it appears that he might have had a his wish granted.

McGregor, who recently met up with Ronaldo in California, appears to have let slip that Ronaldo has put pen to paper on a new deal to keep him in Spain.

When the Notorious was asked if he could beat Ronaldo to the summit of the sportsman's earnings list, he admitted: “That’ll be tough.

Ronaldo has recently returned to training with Real Madrid

He is working to get fit for the start of the La Liga season

“He’s just signed a new contract with Real Madrid but we’ll see, maybe next year I’ll have him.”

News of a new deal could be announced by Real before the end of this month.

Ronaldo is unlikely to be involved in the international break at the end of the month, where Portugal are set to play against Gibraltar.

As a result, Real are reportedly planning a new contract celebration during that period for Ronaldo in front of his fans.