Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

Those include Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who played under Mourinho and shares the same agent as him.

The Portuguese coach became a Spanish tax resident in 2010 when he joined Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to discuss his future with Real Madrid in an attempt to fully focus on helping guide Portugal to another major worldwide title.

A Bola reported last week that Ronaldo had intentions for leaving the Spanish club, but also reported that Perez believed he could dissuade his superstar from departing.

Spanish authorities have also recently filed papers against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who is accused of evading tax of some 14.7m euros (£12.8m) by hiding income from image rights.

The four-time Ballon d'Or victor is alleged to have created a "business structure" in 2010 to hide his earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014.

The 29-year-old and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using offshore companies to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi's income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009.

Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. What happened with the tax authorities was after the game.

If he were to leave, Ronaldo would likely break the world-record transfer fee for the second time in his career.

Allegations of tax fraud - which have been denied by the Portugal global - as well as the possibility of seeking a new challenge have brought his time in Spain to question and Ronaldo admits he's keen to see the Red Devils tie up a deal for the reigning Ballon d'Or victor.

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014.

Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi was given a 21-month sentence previous year, which he is unlikely to serve, for having defrauded the national purse of 4.1 million euros of undeclared image rights earnings.

  • Julie Sanders