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Michael Carrick responds to Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential return to Manchester United

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Manchester United’s veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has refused to ‘get involved’ in recent speculations linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a potential return to Old Trafford this summer.

Ronaldo has reportedly made the ‘irreversible’ decision of ending his eight-year spell in Spain after he was left ‘outraged’ for being accused of defrauded Spanish tax authorities of €14.

Ronaldo to pay €14.7 million “as a gesture of goodwill” to Spanish treasury

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been under the scanner for allegedly evading taxes. After news broke out of the Portuguese superstar defrauding tax authorities, there has been speculation regarding the forward’s future in Spain and he has even been linked with a mega transfer to former club Manchester United.

Fortuna Koln Offer Lifetime Supply Of Beer In Hope Of Luring Cristiano Ronaldo To German Third Division

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As you've probably heard, there is (highly spurious) word that Cristiano Ronaldo might just be on the market this summerhaving fallen out of love with the Real Madrid experience.

Of course, these whispers have sparked fervour among the elite European clubs, many of whom are now working behind the scenes to ascertain just how viable the prospect of luring Ronaldo into their midst would actually be.

Cristiano Ronaldo interested in Manchester United return

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is interested in the potential return to Manchester United this summer, the Sky Sports report.

According to recent reports, ‘outraged’ Ronaldo wants to leave Spain imminently after being accused of evading tax of 14.7 million euros (£13m) between 2011 and 2014.

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What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal football win

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand.

Ronaldo’s eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win in the tournament and victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot.

What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal football win

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand.

Ronaldo’s eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win in the tournament and victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot.

Ronaldo delights in handing Portugal victory over hosts Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the only goal in Moscow after just eight minutes to send the Euro 2016 champions above Russia at the top of Group A.

Ronaldo delights in handing Portugal victory over hosts Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the only goal in Moscow after just eight minutes to send the Euro 2016 champions above Russia at the top of Group A.

Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Manchester United boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) in taxes during his time in charge of Real Madrid.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Manchester United boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) in taxes during his time in charge of Real Madrid.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud.

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real Madrid again, was ordered to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.

Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud.

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real Madrid again, was ordered to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

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Madrid (AFP) – Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in taxes at Real Madrid as star player Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned to appear before a judge next month.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euro ($16.5m) in tax, has been summoned to appear before a judge in Spain, judicial sources told AFP on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax at Real Madrid, the public prosecutor’s office in Madrid announced.

Portuguese Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the office said in a statement.

Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid, says Florentino Perez

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted Tuesday.

Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Perez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

“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.

Bayern Munich rubbish reports of Cristiano Ronaldo swoop

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisting it’s pure fantasy.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Bayern Munich rubbish reports of Cristiano Ronaldo swoop

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisting it’s pure fantasy.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Pérez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

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

Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Pérez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

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

Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Pérez will remain as president of Real Madrid until 2021 after no other candidates ran against him, the Spanish champions announced on Monday.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is president of Real Madrid,” the club said in a statement.

Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Pérez will remain as president of Real Madrid until 2021 after no other candidates ran against him, the Spanish champions announced on Monday.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is president of Real Madrid,” the club said in a statement.

Ronaldo’s Real rage genuine or a cunning ploy?

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Madrid (AFP) – Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy?

Ronaldo’s departure from Real, reportedly a given according to a Portuguese newspaper, triggered an avalanche of speculation over the potential destination of the world’s highest-paid athlete.

Ronaldo’s Real rage genuine or a cunning ploy?

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Madrid (AFP) – Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy?

Ronaldo’s departure from Real, reportedly a given according to a Portuguese newspaper, triggered an avalanche of speculation over the potential destination of the world’s highest-paid athlete.

Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan, but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez’s bullet header.

Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan, but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez’s bullet header.

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

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Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe

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Moscow (AFP) – Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday’s Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russia.

Having opened their Confed Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over New Zealand, Russia face a step up against Euro 2016 winners Portugal and their troubled captain.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man City pursues Sanchez; Ronaldo, Mourinho tax issues and more

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Two of the world's giants continue to push for big-name signings while tax issues continue for several of the game's biggest stars.

Manchester City is reportedly pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez, who remains the club's top target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is not currently being pursued by the club.

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Retro Football: 10 Glorious Minutes Of Zinedine Zidane Dribbling, Swerving And Leaving Suckers In The Dust (Video)

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Largely because there's bugger all else going on this morning, we thought we'd provide you with a welcome break from the close-season monotony.

To that end, here is a 10-minute slab of Zinedine Zidane-flavoured goodness, highlighting the former Juventus and Real Madrid midfielder's masterful control and footwork.

Barcelona To Spend Big This Summer

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Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has said the club will make "big-name signings" as they look to strengthen new coach Ernesto Valverde's squad.

After missing out on the Liga title to Real Madrid last season and losing to Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals, Barca understand that they need to refresh and strengthen a squad that looked a little jaded at times last season.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of £2.9m tax fraud in Spain

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been the subject of suspected tax fraud of £2.9 million (€3.3m) from Spanish prosecutors.

The Spanish tax authorities have filed a claim against the Portuguese coach on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when Mourinho was in-charge of Real Madrid.

Top class Real Madrid star could face up to five years in jail for doing this

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Real Madrid’s talismanic midfielder Luka Modric is being investigated on suspicion of providing false testimony in a criminal trial, according to Croatia’s state attorney office.

Modric was asked to testify last week at the trial of a tax official and three former executives from Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb, including its former chief executive, the infamous Zdravko Mamic.