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Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

20 June 2017

Ronaldo, the reigning Ballon d'Or award victor, indicated he feels he is being treated unfairly by Spain's tax authorities, whose "persecution" has made him determined to leave Real Madrid and the country, a source confirmed to ESPN FC.

The Portugal worldwide had knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights.

Perez, who began his second spell in 2009 and has overseen three Champions League wins in the last four years, has barely had to contend with any rivals for his post since the Liga club changed internal rules for presidential candidates in 2012.

But Perez was adamant that Real Madrid were not prepared to allow Ronaldo to move on.

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"I learned of the [reports] through what a newspaper said. All this is very odd", Perez told the Spanish radio station Onda Cero, as quoted by Sky Sports.

Things could have been different as Arsenal wanted to bring him to England, with with Arsene Wenger having also confirmed interest on several occasions.

Cristiano Ronaldo has told his agent to secure a move back to Old Trafford as Manchester United prepare a stunning £175m deal to re-sign the Real Madrid attacker this summer, according to reports today.

"Manchester United will save the big salary of [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, they are back in the Champions League and receive the financial benefits of that".

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

"We have to sort it out, see what happens with the club too, because I'm under contract with a club".

Perez told Marca that Madrid "monitor young players all over the world" and added: "The AC Milan keeper is a very good player, just as [Kylian] Mbappe, Vinicius [Junior] and other youngsters are".

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.

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"We understand he has acted in accordance with the legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations", Real said in a statement.