Ronaldo dodges press conference amid Madrid exit rumours

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session. /REUTERS

CRISTIANO RONALDO avoided questions about his future last night as rumours the Portugal star wants to leave Real Madrid intensify.

Citing local reports from Portugal and Spain, has affirmed that Ronaldo is "deeply disillusioned", and felt "a victim of persecution".

"I am leaving Real Madrid", Marca claim Ronaldo told his Portuguese colleagues.

Sky Sports suggest United are not confident of striking a deal for Ronaldo, as they report that the Old Trafford club expect their former No.7 to resolve his difficulties in Spain and remain at Real Madrid.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has put in a call to wantaway teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

So, just how could United line up next season with Lindelof, Ronaldo and other players linked with the Manchester club?

But Ronaldo is keen to return to United and has instructed his representative, fellow Portuguese and super-agent Mendes, to do everything in his power to make it reality.

It said that Ronaldo was "deeply disenchanted" with the allegations against him.

The Portuguese superstar has won consecutive Champions Leagues at Real Madrid and is now in a side that could win three in a row.

Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Ronaldo of evading €14.7 million euros (US$16.5 million, RM70.4 million) in tax related to image rights through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.

Ronaldo is now in Russian Federation with the national team to participate in the FIFA Confederations Cup which kicks off on Saturday.

Perhaps Ronaldo is even looking for better contract terms at Real Madrid, and this is a way to push them through?

While Jose Mourinho may have his reservations on paying that much for a player that is 32 years of age, he will also be aware of the incredible physical condition that Ronaldo keeps himself in.

Marca said that Ronaldo believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star and that "he is judged without people really knowing him".

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