Footie hunk said to have ditched Nereida Gallardo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to Italian model Letizia Filippi.

The pair met at a yacht party Cristiano attended with girlfriend Nereida Gallardo.

And TV presenter and model, Letizia, 30, is flying to LA where Cristiano, 23, is recovering from an ankle injury.

‘She and Ronaldo are very, very good friends,’ he agent tells the Daily Star.

‘They met in Capri when they were both on holiday and they have stayed in touch. It’s all in the very early stages.

‘She’s going to LA shortly.’

Last week, Nereida, 25, insisted she was still with the Manchester United hunk.

Meanwhile, Cristiano has been snapped wearing skimpy shorts at a Christian Audigier boutique in Beverly Hills.

He teamed the trunks with a baby pink top.

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