Cristiano Ronaldo set for July court date in tax fraud case

"The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player", he told Spanish radio station Onda Cero, on the day he was re-elected president of the European champions.

"I don't think Cristiano Ronaldo moves".

"I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers".

There is a feeling at the club that the Portugal global, who signed a new five-year contract in November, could be trying to strengthen his position at Real Madrid.

"I have not talked to him or his father".

The 32-year-old is now away with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he has so far evaded questions over his future - including skipping the traditional man-of-the-match press conference after Sunday's draw with Mexico.

"What is very important for me is to insist that no one is a criminal if he is not convicted", Montoro told a press conference. This is very odd and in the next few days I'll talk to him. He is a very good person.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid player has denied evading tax of £13m between 2011 and 2014, and the club subsequently issued a statement claiming it has "full confidence" in Ronaldo.

The Portuguese star could face prosecution for tax evasion of €14.7m and many media reports indicate he now wishes to leave Spain as the club has not given sufficient support.

"Cristiano definitely didn't want us to pay his fine. he isn't like that".

Perez said on Monday that "as far as I know Cristiano has always met (his fiscal obligations)" and that "it all must be some sort of misunderstanding that will be cleared up quickly".

Earlier, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and skipper Sergio Ramos had phoned the star striker to convince him to remain at Santiago Bernabeu.

"The last time I spoke to Ronaldo was after the Cardiff match [the Champions League final] and we spoke about next season".

Former Club Manchester United have left no one in doubt they are ready to welcome back one of their own while French Ligue one side PSG among others are also waiting on the wings.

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