Bayern chief executive Rummenigge rubbishes Ronaldo rumours

Ronaldo is seen as likely to leave Spain despite winning the Champions League for a second season in a row with Real following accusations of tax fraud in the country. "That's why I will speak with him when he gets back and see what's up", Perez told Spanish radio Onda Cero late Monday.

But Calderon - who brokered the deal to sign the Portugal global from Manchester United in 2009 - has urged Madrid to do all they can to keep hold of a player who he says cannot be replaced. "Ronaldo is a lot more powerful and more important than all of us who are here", he said.

An imminent departure from the Bernabeu has been put on hold following the Cristiano Ronaldo revelations.

"I found out about all this from a newspaper", Perez said.

THE footballer last played in Manchester United's "Theatre of Dreams" in 2009.

The likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with big-money moves for the Wales global after he was limited to just 19 league appearances last season due to injury.

Since extending his contract in November until 2021, Ronaldo is according to Forbes the highest paid sports star in the world with $93 million (83m euro) in 2016-2017.

Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are also reported to be interested but Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge denied the German champions would make an offer.

"We are used to a lot of speculation about possible comings and goings during the transfer period", said Rummenigge in a club statement with the headline "Hoax of the Day for the Ronaldo rumours".

'But now, in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to the realm of the fable'.

  • Salvatore Jensen