Manchester United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2.That would leave four weeks before he is due to appear in court, with the date falling in the middle of Madrid’s USA tour.That’s according to the company that represents the player, Gestifute, who discredited rumors that the Real Madrid star would pay the €14.7million Spanish prosecutors have accused him of owing.The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury”, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2.It comes a day after former boss Jose Mourinho was also accused of tax evasion by Spanish prosecutors.The Champions League winning midfielder was once the most expensive player in British football history, sealing a £59.6 million move to Manchester United in 2014.Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao – on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid – and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid. He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31.The Portuguese has denied the allegations that he failed to declare his income from the use of image rights.This Wednesday, the French newspaper L’Equipe published on their front page that PSG will be in wait just in case Cristiano Ronaldo finally decides to leave Spain.It was not immediately possible to reach Di Maria’s representatives for a comment.Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria has been sentenced to one year in prison after admitting to tax fraud.Last year, Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from income made from image rights.