Real Madrid 'set Cristiano Ronaldo asking price at £131m'


Zinedine Zidane is hoping that he can convince Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at Real Madrid after his star man seemingly indicated his desire to leave Spain following his treatment from the Spanish tax authorities.

The Express note that Hazard is a long-term target of Real Madrid, and offering him in exchange for Ronaldo could give Chelsea the advantage in the race to secure his services. However, I do think the latter point about whether they pay the fine or not is irrelevant, it's the situation as a whole which is causing the issue.

In an exclusive interview with SunSport, Calderon revealed: "I remember when I signed Cristiano, he phoned me and said everyone at Manchester United was really happy and kind to him".

Meanwhile, Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, who plays his club football in Portugal with Benfica, is confident his team-mates can keep Ronaldo quiet at the Kazan Arena.

Irked by the tax evasion case, Ronaldo reportedly feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the 32-year-old has told his Portuguese teammates about his future plans with the La Liga club during a practice session in Kazan, Russia ahead of their FIFA Confederation Cup tie against Mexico on Sunday.

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But it has been found that opener Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have taken some time to score runs in first 15 overs. The Pakistan coach believes that if they can do that, they have got a real chance of getting to India's underbelly.

Morata has been heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester United in recent days as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his squad at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo turns 33 in February, but is still in good physical shape.

News this week emerged of Ronaldo's apparent unhappiness in the Spanish capital.

In just 265 games for Real Madrid Ronaldo has scored 285 goals, winning three Champions League finals in four seasons.

However, with Ronaldo ageing, it might be the ideal time to cash-in on his talents, especially if he is determined to leave Spain.