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Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of tax fraud

There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez Rodriguez, AFP says.The 54-year-old already settled a previous claim against him in 2014 which resulted in a penalty of €1.15 m, but tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said.Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are clients of football super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon on June 27.The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. It released a statement confirming there had been no contact with Mourinho or his representatives from either the Spanish tax authorities or the public prosecutor regarding these allegations.The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere.”From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho”.Much to the surprise of everyone, it seems Cristiano Ronaldo might actually not leave Real Madrid this summer after all.In a statement, Ronaldo’s management company Gestifute said there had been no attempt to evade taxes.Di Maria’s charges relate to the player’s image rights with Los Blancos in 2012 and 2013.He returned to Chelsea before arriving at Old Trafford for the 2016-17 season, collecting the Europa League and the EFL Cup during his maiden United campaign. He has agreed to pay fines and back taxes of €2m, while his one-year prison sentence is likely to be suspended.Meanwhile Brazil star and Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents are due to stand trial for alleged corruption over his transfer from Santos in 2013.