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Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

In March, a day after being summoned to answer a judge’s questions regarding the fraud investigation, Di Maria paid 1.45 million euros ($1.6 million) to Spain’s Tax Office.Ronaldo left United in 2009 for a then world-record fee of €100m but he has always been careful to retain a link with the club.A court in Madrid is understood to be dealing with the claim.Mourinho and Ronaldo are among seven clients of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes who have been investigated for possible tax fraud. That said, £60m does seem like a big spend on a player, such as Morata, who has only made 11 starts this season.Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract at Real nine months ago with a one billion euros buy-out clause so there are sure to be difficulties unless Real president Florentino Pérez can be persuaded to reign in his demands.The accusation includes the 32-year-old not paying £13 million of earnings from image rights in the British Virgin Islands and the Republic of Ireland in order to evade paying tax.”Clubs can’t depend on anybody”. A Bola reported last week that Ronaldo had intentions for leaving the Spanish club, but also reported that Perez believed he could dissuade his superstar from departing. And even though he’s still only 29, Marcelo is considered as a veteran at the Santiago Bernabeu, having amassed over 400 appearances for the club.The striker wants to leave Madrid to have more minutes and play the World Cup, although Zidane wants him to stay. “Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what’s happening”.James Rodríguez. Since Real Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup, back in December, the Colombian player is chose to leave Spain.Ronaldo is now playing for Portugal at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday.