No offer received for Ronaldo, says Real boss

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2017

Ronaldo, the four-time Ballon d'Or victor, reportedly wanted a transfer away from Real and out of the country after being accused by Spanish prosecutors last week of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8 million (about £12.9m/$16.5m). The club - which also won La Liga last season - lead the way in the elite European competition with 12 trophies.

Upon hearing the news, the Real boss reportedly immediately phoned his player, who is now with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, to discover the real reasons behind his decision to make his intentions public.

"I have not spoken with him".

"It has affected me how the media treated Cristiano; the presumption of innocence was not respected".

Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid filed a tax fraud lawsuit against the Portugal forward last week, but newly-elected Real president Perez has described the entire situation as "very strange".

Moreover, Real Madrid fans have launched a petition asking for Ronaldo's tax case to be dropped.

Florentino Perez has stressed Cristiano Ronaldo will only leave Real Madrid if a club matches his €1billion buyout clause and has slammed those who have called the Portugal worldwide "a delinquent" following his tax issues.

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The 70-year-old businessman called for an election earlier this month, but no one could run against him.

"Zidane saw him when he was 16 years old".

Last week, the Portuguese worldwide was accused of €14.7m in tax evasion through offshore companies.

While the report states that United is interested in Ronaldo and Morata, it is more likely that United will get only one of the two. I will talk with him when the Confederations Cup has finished.

"I believe everyone must comply with their tax obligations and I know that Cristiano always does things the right way", Perez added.

Ronaldo is reportedly considering a return to Manchester United, also reported to be a potential destination for both Rodriguez and Morata. "We have to give our best to make sure that this club lives up to its past". Should he support Keylor Navas as the goalkeeper like the Real Madrid players want?

Press Association Sport understands United's former Real boss Mourinho is keen to sign Morata as the Red Devils target three or four high-quality summer acquisitions.

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