Perez says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about rumours of exit

Ronaldo is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million Euros (12.95 million Pounds) between 2011 and 2014 and will now testify on July 31, reports The Independent.

Perez also said in the interview that Ronaldo's former club Manchester United haven't submitted a bid for him or Spanish striker Alvaro Morata.

Ronaldo is in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup.

Real Madrid released a statement saying they had "full confidence" in their player, and they were convinced he would prove his innocence.

Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma are targets for Real Madrid, according to president Florentino Perez, who dismissed a move for Manchester United's David de Gea. "I'm sure he will tell us and we will see". "No offer has been received for him".

Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Spain because he believes he has been targeted by the authorities.

Portuguese sports daily A Bola also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision.

Upon hearing the news, the Real boss reportedly immediately phoned his player, who is now with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, to discover the real reasons behind his decision to make his intentions public.

"Not I nor anyone at Madrid is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club".

Perez told Marca: "All the best players in the world have come to Real Madrid".

"Ronaldo is a lot more powerful and more important than all of us who are here", he added.

"Ronaldo recalls being protected by Manchester United as a club, Sir Alex Ferguson as a manager, in a way that he's still at a loss, that he still laments".

Perez is the second most successful president in Real's history in terms of football trophies won during his tenure, behind only Santiago Bernabeu who served between 1943 and 1978 and who the club's stadium is named after.

Perez has dismissed speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine for tax evasion as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi.

Bayern President Uli Hoeness has pledged a big-name signing in the close season and Italian media had reported in recent days the German champions were interested in Ronaldo.

Vanessa Coleman

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