Cristiano Ronaldo : Real Madrid star summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Jose Mourinho became the latest to be accused of defrauding tax authorities by Spanish prosecutors for a sum of £2.9million during his time at Real Madrid.

There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid's star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez.

Ronaldo is said to have hired a law firm Baker Mackenzie to defend his 20% percent declaration to the Spanish taxman as correct or at least not a deliberate attempt, since a high proportion of his image rights earnings are from outside Spain.

"They are a club of great charm, a very interesting option", said Lopez with reports claiming Mourinho's side had lodged an opening offer of £52.4million.

'To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, not the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process.

Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing.

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2.

"I'm sure Cristiano wouldn't want us to pay his fine if there was one - he's not like that".

Ronaldo's discontent has alerted clubs all over the world but he has been linked most strongly with a return to United, or a transfer to PSG.

Real Madrid were believed to have rejected that approach, but United since submitted an increased bid, believed to be £60million, for the former Juventus striker.

Ronaldo will be staying at Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted on Tuesday.

"I have not spoken with Ronaldo".

However, Sky Sports are this morning claiming that United have serious reservations about re-signing the 32-year-old. "We don't want to disturb his concentration with the national team", said Perez.

Moreover, Real Madrid fans have launched a petition asking for Ronaldo's tax case to be dropped.

Last week, the Portuguese worldwide was accused of €14.7m in tax evasion through offshore companies. He also won the Champions League twice with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010).

  • Julie Sanders