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No offer received for Cristiano Ronaldo, says Real Madrid boss

No offer received for Cristiano Ronaldo, says Real Madrid boss

The complaint was quickly followed by reports that Ronaldo has made a decision to leave Madrid ahead of next season following his tax problems, but Perez is adamant the prolific forward will only be on the move for a huge transfer fee.

Madrid's long-time president said the club had not received any transfer offers for Ronaldo.

Re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has vowed to solve Cristiano Ronaldo's troubles and has described the uncertainty surrounding his future as "very strange".

The barriers saw off potential challengers in the last election in 2013 and no candidate has emerged in the 10-day period since the electoral process began on June 8, leaving construction magnate Perez, who turned 70 this year, a free run to his third successive mandate and fifth overall. I've heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written. "If Cristiano wants to leave Real Madrid, it won't be for money".

His options are fairly limited as a result, as United and PSG are perhaps the only clubs in Europe capable of shouldering that burden, even factoring in the commercial benefit his capture would bring to any club that signed him.

But in a later interview with radio station Onda Cero he revealed he had plans to talk to the Portuguese in the coming days.

Under Perez, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons.

But the Portuguese would be costly - his Real contract has a 1bn euro (£874.88m) release clause.

However, he can only leave Real provided there is a suitor willing to take on the astronomical costs of signing him, as he's unlikely to be prepared to take a pay cut.

He also said he needed to speak to the Portuguese but, with the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation under way, now was not a good time. He will be in charge of the club for the next four years.

Only two weeks ago, he helped Real win their 12th European Cup, scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff.

This was a politician's way of addressing a hot topic.

Does he want to move back to Manchester United or is his preference Paris St-Germain? And the wait may be a long one. The latter seems likelier but the bombardment of stories claiming Ronaldo is desperate for a move are nearly convincing.