Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo no longer wants to leave Real Madrid

Rita Gibson | 22 June, 2017, 02:07

At the same time, Spanish tax authorities are also targeting Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euros in tax during his stay at Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo has his "heart set" on a transfer back to Manchester United from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in the British media.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Monday rubbished media reports which said that the record German football champions are interested in signing Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. "He is part of Real Madrid's history". "This is very unusual and in the next few days I'll talk to him", Perez said.

The case has now escalated as Ronaldo had indicated his interest to leave Real Madrid citing this and other related issues as the cause of his decision. The two overlapped at Real Madrid from 2010-2013, winning one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey.

When it became public that a prosecutor in Madrid filed a tax fraud complaint against Ronaldo on June 13, the news went viral and several worldwide media platforms speculated that this could cause the footballer to leave Real Madrid this summer. "Ronaldo is in a major tournament with his country and until that is over I can not talk to him".

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Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed any talk of Ronaldo leaving the Spanish capital, stating he would only consider a deal if a club met his €1billion buyout clause.

The 4-time Ballon d'Or victor was linked with a return to Manchester United, while moves to Paris Saint-Germain and other cash-rich clubs were also speculated.

Manchester United are the only club in England Cristiano Ronaldo would sign for, a source close to the player has revealed.

Free-spending Paris St Germain have also been linked with a player that Perez insists there have been no bids for, nor he says has there been any offers for Alvaro Morata or James Rodriguez. What people can not do is talk about him like he is a delinquent, that bothers me and is hurtful.

Since extending his contract in November until 2021, Ronaldo is according to Forbes the highest paid sports star in the world with $93mn (83m euro) in 2016-2017.

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