Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Woodward has list of four 'fantasy' Man United signings


Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday, two days before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut in Russian Federation, because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.

Ronaldo's staff did not immediately respond to messages asking for a comment.

Press Association Sport understands the 32-year-old is "outraged" after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($A21.6 million).

Ed Woodward has a list of four "fantasy" signings that he would like to make at Manchester United before he leaves the club, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Spanish newspaper Marca reported last night that the club are trying to calm Ronaldo down and get him to reconsider his position.

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But neither the Real star, on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, nor the club itself have confirmed reports that he is heading for the exit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo led Real Madrid to their 12th European Cup earlier this month after scoring two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final, becoming the tournament's top scorer.

It is thought that Ronaldo could opt to join PSG or Manchester United in the coming weeks.

Outside Europe, the only plausible options are Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Chinese Super League, although both seem unlikely.

Madrid issued a statement saying that it was convinced Ronaldo "will demonstrate his complete innocence".

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Which clubs could afford Ronaldo? .

"I don't see him playing in China or the Middle East".

It is claimed Madrid will seek around £175m (200m euros) for Ronaldo if they decide to sell.

"Ronaldo past year extended his contract with the Spanish team until June 21, saying he wanted to end his career at the club".

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