Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Ross Houston
June 20, 2017

Morata has been heavily linked with a move away from the Champions League winners after only 14 LaLiga stars under Zinedine Zidane last season.

Madrid were on the verge of signing the United and Spain 'keeper in 2015 before an infamous paperwork mix-up on deadline day - but Perez insists the club are happy with current No 1 Keylor Navas.

However, the same report claims that Ronaldo is on a list of four players executive vice-chairman Woodward would be keen to sign - with Gareth Bale, Neymar and Thomas Muller the other ambitious targets.

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid issued a statement last week saying it believed the player was innocent.

Perez, who has just been re-appointed as president, said the club have not made any offers for the two youngsters yet.

"I still haven't spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo".

"We do not see any reason not to continue with the players we have, including James", he added.

Madrid's state prosecutor has alleged Ronaldo used an offshore company to hide a portion of his income from the tax office.

He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the played a delinquent.

On Monday evening, the man behind the infamous "Galacticos" project of the early 2000s - who has been elected for a fifth term as president, unopposed - commented on the Ronaldo saga.

There has been speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi.

But should Portugal's record goalscorer leave the Spanish capital this summer, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said his destination will not be the Bundesliga champions.

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