Ronaldo summoned to answer judge’s questions on tax fraud

Real Madrid’s president has indicated the club’s interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is over.

Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

As well as Bayern, he has been linked with former club Manchester United, Paris St Germain and a move to the United States or China. “I have a good relationship with him after working together for eight years”.

“I have not talked to him or his father”.

“Normally we don’t comment on rumours, but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy”.

“James is a Madrid player. And I’m not contemplating that, especially without speaking with him”.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board…it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Perez Rodriguez is president of Real Madrid“, the Spanish and European champions said in a statement.

“Ronaldo is a Real player and will continue to be so as far as we are concerned”, Perez told Marca sports daily Tuesday.

De Gea could still be used as a makeweight in any deal for Alvaro Morata or Cristiano Ronaldo with the Sunday Times recently claiming that United would discount De Gea’s fee by £43m if they were able to get Morata as part of the deal.

Perez added: “We haven’t spoken to De Gea”. We’ve not received any offer for Cristiano.

The 70-year-old, who was re-elected in 2009 having previously held the post between 2000-06, 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. “We are happy. I read there is an agreement for EUR75million, but there is nothing”.