Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to appear in court on July 31 to testify in a case in which he is accused of evading taxes, putting an appearance at the MLS All-Star Game in jeopardy.

The same article states that Mourinho is of the opinion that Ronaldo is in decline, despite the Real Madrid star scoring twice in a 4-1 win against Serie A giants Juventus in the Champions League final.

Jose Mourinho - one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years - has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $3.6 million during his time as Real Madrid boss. The 29-year-old has helped the European heavyweights lift 29 titles during his 13-year senior playing career, and has also been crowned the victor of the prestigious Ballon d'Or award a record five times.

Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to leave this summer and he reportedly favours a return to United.

Ronaldo has continued to improve since joining Los Blancos. "No offer has been received for him".

And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at United for six seasons, hopes his former club can finalise a deal for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. "We don't want to disturb his concentration with the national team", said Perez.

"I have not spoken with him".

As a result, Marca add Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have asked Madrid to consider a transfer if a club he would like to join make a permanent offer worth around £105million.

However, a statement from Ronaldo's management company Gestifute insisted the company, Tollin, which was established during Ronaldo's time with Manchester United, has acted in accordance with British and Spanish tax laws.

As translated by Goal, He said: "We haven't spoken to De Gea".

Perez has dismissed speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine for tax evasion as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi.

Manchester United have so far made no comment on reports they are interested in buying back the player for an estimated €200 million, on top of the release fee.

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.