Real Madrid CF president Perez plays down rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has played down talks that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Santiago Bernabeu club anytime soon, saying that no team has so far made a bid for their star striker.The reigning Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Men’s Player award victor is believed to feel singled out for disproportionate treatment after Spanish prosecutors accused him of evading tax of 14.7million euros (£12.8m).Cristiano Ronaldo will have to appear in court to testify in his tax fraud case, while Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly the next football personality to be investigated. And trying to convince F. Perez to sell him.”Wish and your dreams will come true”, might work in a flawless world, but Ronaldo will know just because he wants to go back to Manchester United, his former club, it doesn’t mean he will be able to.Perez, newly re-elected as Real chief, gave an interview on Spanish radio last night but failed to categorically say whether his star player would remain with the club despite claims he wants to leave. “I have not talked with Cristiano”, said Perez.It has been alleged that the four-time Ballon d’Or victor has paid insufficient taxes between 2011 and 2014, with the earnings related to image rights.”He is a Real Madrid player and will remain so”.He continued: “A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave”.”I must defend him at all costs, both as a player and as a person”.Perez found out about Ronaldo’s anger through the front cover of Portuguese newspaper A Bola, but has not spoken to him since his man-of-the-match display in the Champions League final win against Juventus.Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011.Back in 2004, the 19-year-old Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal demolished Russian Federation 7-1 in Lisbon.The Red Devils then broke the transfer record themselves last summer when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for a reported £89m.Madrid said Ronaldo had their “full confidence”, a point president Florentino Perez stressed again on Monday.