Cristiano Ronaldo dodges questions as Real Madrid exit rumours escalate

19 Juin, 2017, 18:51 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • No one's buying Sky Sports' latest update on Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United

The Portugal coach, Fernando Santos, and the striker André Silva have defended Cristiano Ronaldo, with Silva insisting his team-mate and captain is focused on the Confederations Cup, despite tax fraud accusations and fresh transfer speculation this week.

Manchester United secured a return to the Champions League next season despite finishing sixth in the Premier League, thanks to their Europa League triumph.

Mourinho is reportedly ready to bury the hatchet with his countryman in a bid to bring Ronaldo's goals back to Old Trafford this summer.

At the moment, United are wary of being drawn into a transfer saga surrounding Ronaldo's future and the general feeling at Old Trafford is that he will stay in Madrid.

The Sunday Times claims that United are exploring the possibility of a deal for their former player but crucially, the pursuit will get the green light from Jose Mourinho.

Those charges inspired a clearly irate Ronaldo to declare he wanted to leave Spanish football immediately, with a host television channels and newspapers reporting on the same information that he favours a move back to United.

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Ronaldo has been accused of evading millions of Euros of taxations, prompting the superstar to reportedly want to leave La Liga.

The problem for clubs who might be interested in signing Ronaldo is that Ronaldo signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid last November.

Manchester United was always going to be his most likely destination, with Cristiano, several times in the past, professing his love for the club where he spent six fruitful years. "At this moment, he wants to leave", the source told the BBC.

Next in line according to the bookmakers is a return to Manchester United.

A lawyer by profession and a known Real supporter, Tebas has urged the public not to judge Ronaldo until a verdict is given.

Paris Saint-Germain are out at 8/1 at the moment, with a move to the MLS or Chinese Super a League both available at 20/1.

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