Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

'Real Madrid have received no offer for Cristiano Ronaldo'

'Real Madrid have received no offer for Cristiano Ronaldo'

"The last time I spoke to him was when the fatality [failed move in 2015] happened".

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted the club is "following" Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe but denies any notion of a deal being close.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup, the BBC reports.

"No one has sent us an offer for either Cristiano or anyone else", Perez told Onda Cero radio station.

Ronaldo is seen as likely to leave Spain despite winning the Champions League for a second season in a row with Real following accusations of tax fraud in the country.

The Portuguese global is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup.

The 70-year-old, who was re-elected in 2009 having previously held the post between 2000-06, is the second most successful president in Real's history in terms of football trophies won during his tenure, behind only Santiago Bernabeu who served between 1943 and 1978 and who the club's stadium is named after.

Ronaldo, who is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, is said to be "outraged" after Spanish prosecutors accused him of defrauding authorities of nearly £13million, an accusation he denies. "There is no turning back".

Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers.

As well as a move to Germany, Ronaldo has also been linked with a return to Manchester United and a switch to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

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

"We're used to being the subject of intense transfer speculation during transfer windows", Rummenigge told Bayern's official website.

"As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours". Candidates must now have been a member of Real for over 20 years, compared to the old requirement of 10 years, and have a personal fortune of over 75 million euros.

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