Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case

And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at United for six seasons, hopes his former club can finalise a deal for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has played down talks that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Santiago Bernabeu club anytime soon, saying that no team has so far made a bid for their star striker.

Spanish tax authorities are also targeting Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager who was yesterday accused of evading 3.3 million euros in tax during his stay at Real.

Perez did an interview Monday with Onda Cera where he spoke about the tax evasion accusations Ronaldo is facing.

Real Madrid is targeting Alexis Sanchez, a player who played for Barcelona from 2011 to 2014, according to reports in Don Balon.

"I still haven't spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo".

"The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations".

Jose Mourinho looks set to become the latest victim of that pesky Spanish taxman, following in the footsteps of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric.

Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup and scored the winning goal in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow. "I found out about all this from a newspaper", Perez said.

Manchester United have been linked with a plethora of Real Madrid players this summer, including James Rodriguez, Raphael Varane, Alvaro Morata and most recently, Cristiano Ronaldo. He has won three Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys in his eight years in the Spanish capital. "He has a contract and he needs to complete it".

Prosecutors accuse the Portugal worldwide of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate.

While this is still ongoing and Ronaldo hasn't been proven guilty yet, rumours which have now been confirmed as true, have circulated that Ronaldo is no longer happy in Spain and at Real Madrid.

The case relates to the 29-year-old's image rights in 2012 and 2013, and he has agreed to repay £1.14million as well as a 60% fine.

Mourinho, 54, is accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012.

"Obviously as a Man United fan I'd love to see him go to Man United".

  • Julie Sanders