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Perez 'not contemplating' move by Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo

 

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is "not contemplating" Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the European champions, despite talk of the disgruntled star returning to Manchester United.

The reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award winner is believed to feel singled out for after Spanish prosecutors accused him of evading tax of €14.7million (£12.8m).

Those allegations were denied by Ronaldo's management company, while Real Madrid say they have "full confidence" in a player who "will prove his total innocence in this process".

But the situation has stuck in the craw for Ronaldo, leading the Portugal captain to tell those close to him that he wants to quit the club and the country.

United have been strongly linked with a move for their former forward, but Perez is not thinking about the possibility of Real losing their talisman.

"I have a good relationship with him after working together for eight years," said Perez.

"I will talk with him when the Confederations Cup has finished. I'm not contemplating that Cristiano will leave. Right now he is a Madrid player."

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