It was billed as Florentino Perez addressing the Ronaldo issue, but when Real Madrid's newly re-elected president gave a round of media interviews, the content was much the same - effectively "I don't know what is going on".
The Real Madrid ace denies all the charges and the paper says that the Portugal worldwide has been "angered and saddened by the claim and the reporting of it in Spain". As for what Real would expect to receive in return for selling Ronaldo, Metro says "a €150m (£131m) bid could be enough".
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When speaking publicly on Monday, having run unopposed to return as president for the next four years, Perez did not reference Ronaldo when discussing the current state of Los Blancos. Perez says he has not received any offers for the trio.
And while Perez concedes Mbappe has been on Real's radar, he cautioned that "for the moment" the player is still a member of the Ligue 1 side. "I am sure that Cristiano complies with his tax duties, it must be a confusion that will be cleared".
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Perez added: "I know Cristiano and he is a good guy, a good professional".
Ronaldo spent six years at the club between 2003 and 2009, scoring 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Red Devils while winning three Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy amongst countless other pieces of silverware.
Upon hearing the news, the Real boss reportedly immediately phoned his player, who is now with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, to discover the real reasons behind his decision to make his intentions public. He is one of those players who stands out, and whenever there has been a problem we have solved it.
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With United being linked to several top strikers in Europe, including Ronaldo's teammate Alvaro Morata, theyclub can't afford to just sit and wait just to have Ronaldo change his mind on the last day of the transfer window.