Cristiano Ronaldo keen on Man Utd return

Ronaldo is accused of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

Tebas told La Sexta (h/t Goal), "Knowing the environment and the professional that it is, I have no doubt that Cristiano is innocent".

The Portugal worldwide has subsequently been linked with a return to former club Manchester United, having supposedly grown frustrated at the Bernabeu, but Tebas is hoping that the situation is defused by Ronaldo's charges proving to be unfounded.

If CR7 actually decides to pack his bag and look for a new abode, media reports suggest that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain would lock horns over welcoming the striker with open arms.

Calderon signed Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009 and said Madrid may be unable to prevent their star man from departing because of his strong will.

"You know that I've known Ronaldo for many years, I was his last coach in Portugal, when he was only 18", Santos said.

Former Portugal finance minister Manuela Ferreira Leite has come to the defence of her compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo after Spanish prosecutors filed a lawsuit against the Real Madrid star.

BBC, meanwhile, quoting a source reported that Ronaldo "doesn't want to stay in Spain".

The claim is that the 32-year-old "felt unloved" at the Bernabeu and "let down by some of the fans who had at times booed him". We don't know yet. He's very strong-minded and clear in what he wants.

However, things haven't always been very smooth between Real Madrid and Ronaldo and the Red Devils have tried at least once since his departure to set up a return deal.

"I remember when I signed Cristiano, he phoned me and said everyone at Manchester United was really happy and kind to him", he told the Sun.

The forward has subsequently been linked with a move to a number of European clubs and Mirabelli has joked that AC Milan would be happy to engage in transfer discussions with Real over a possible deal for Ronaldo.

  • Julie Sanders