José Mourinho charged with £2.9m tax fraud

The recently re-elected Los Blancos president spoke to Spanish radio station Onda Cero (via FourFourTwo) about the mercurial La Blaugrana superstar, and stated that Real would definitely have been interested in bringing him to the Santiago Bernabeu. Cristiano is a good guy - I have to talk to him and see what happens.

In a post labelled the "hoax of the day" on the club's website, Bayern said they were not looking to sign the Real Madrid forward.

However, the same report claims that Ronaldo is on a list of four players executive vice-chairman Woodward would be keen to sign - with Gareth Bale, Neymar and Thomas Muller the other ambitious targets.

The reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award victor is believed to feel singled out for disproportionate treatment after Spanish prosecutors accused him of evading tax of 14.7million euros (£12.8m).

Ronaldo's silence has only fuelled talk of a return to Old Trafford, where he became a fans' favourite having flourished under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson before joining Madrid in a world-record deal eight years ago.

United have been linked with Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real since the end of last season.

Speaking on Monday after his reelection as club president, Perez made no mention of Ronaldo in his first public appearance since Portuguese media reported on Friday that Ronaldo was considering leaving Spain after a public prosecutor accused him of tax fraud.

Perez added: "We haven't spoken to De Gea".

De Gea did appear set for a move to Madrid as a replacement for LaLiga and Champions League-winning keeper Navas. "The truth is we have great goalkeepers".

  • Julie Sanders