Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 12:08
Reports of a rejected €60million bid from United seem wide of the mark, though, according to Madrid president Perez, who remains keen to keep Morata in the Spanish capital.
The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.
Ronaldo, 32, will line up against World Cup hosts Russian Federation in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday with the European champions aiming to secure their first victory in the competition following Sunday's Group A draw against Mexico in Kazan.
Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause.
He added of Ronaldo's situation: "I want to talk with him".
"It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football", he said. But will he leave Real Madrid?
He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the played a delinquent.
Perez's radio interview came hours after the 70-year-old businessman was reelected to a fifth four-year term as Madrid's president.
There have also been suggestions Pepe has been advising his club and global colleague, urging him to leave Madrid for a new challenge, with Paris Saint-Germain and Ronaldo's former club Manchester United thought to be interested.
Paul Pogba is now the most expensive player on the globe after United brought him back from Juventus last summer and Jose Mourinho's men would likely have to break the bank again to re-sign the Portuguese.