Man City to sign Real defender Danilo for £26.5m


Speculation has mounted over Ronaldo's future -with links to former club Manchester United and French champions Paris Saint-Germain surfacing - amid reports he would consider walking out on Real due to scrutiny over his income tax.

"In the end, Cristiano is one of us, he's going to stay with us", Zidane said. He's resting, as he's deserved it. "That won´t change. This club has the history, we know that winning trophies is what motivates us and we´re going to try and do the same this year".

"He is on a well-deserved holiday after the year we had".

Brazil global Danilo joined Real in 2015 from Porto but started just 17 La Liga games last season.

The former France worldwide admits that managing the happiness of Ronaldo and the rest of his teammates has been a challenge during his tenure as Real Madrid boss, but he has to put the needs of the club before any individual.

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Real will also play USA tuneup matches on Wednesday against Manchester City at Los Angeles and next Saturday against bitter rivals Barcelona in Miami before next month´s scheduled return for Ronaldo. He can play at both right-back and left-back as well as in midfield.

"The idea is something else because managing this squad, you're utilizing all of the players. We won and the players had confidence in what I'm trying to do and that is the most important".

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