Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case

Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011.

The Portugal global was immediately linked with a return to Manchester United, with Paris Saint-Germain the only other side seriously in the frame after Bayern Munich dismissed reports of their interest.

At the same time, Spanish tax authorities are also targeting Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euros in tax during his stay at Real Madrid.

"I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers". Reports are now also claiming that Real Madrid is willing to pay the tax amount but the Real Madrid president also refuted this, saying that Ronaldo wouldn't want them to do so, The Guardian reported.

However, club president Florentino Perez disclosed that no offers had been received to tempt Ronaldo away and Real was determined to keep him.

Despite his insistence that Real can cope without him, Figo doesn't expect his fellow Portuguese, who is now in Russian Federation for the Confederations Cup, to exit the Bernabeu. Some other popular figures to have suffered a similar fate are Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Sandro Rosell, and most recently Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 32-year-old is understood to be unhappy with what he perceives as a lack of protection from the club after he was charged with defrauding the Spanish government of £13m in unpaid tax.

'This is all very unusual. Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, has said that will testify in his own tax fraud case, having denied all wrong doing. The only thing I know is that he feels mistreated by media.

"But something really freakish would have to happen if he were to leave this club".

  • Julie Sanders