Ronaldo only leaving if a club pays €1billion exit clause, insists Perez

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The Express reports that United initially had no intention of bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer, and though it's claimed he is keen on a return, Mourinho has his doubts over whether he would fit into his plans having had a strained relationship with the forward during his time as Real boss.

Most of the focus was on who might be joining the club as opposed to a certain potential high profile departure that we are definitely not going to mention. "[I have] complete confidence [that he is innocent], he has always wanted to fulfill his fiscal commitments", Perez told radio station Onda Cero.

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The speculated transfer figure would be more than twice the record 94 million euros Real paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009.

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A four-time Ballon d'Or victor , the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European soccer player. In quotes carried on Marca's website, Perez said: "I have not spoken to him.

De Gea has continued to be linked with Real but Perez said: "For the time being, we haven't spoken to De Gea".

Right now, reports quote the price to be anywhere between £125 million to £185 million, and while United have plenty of cash to burn, spending so much on a 32-year-old, albeit the best possible 32-year-old anyone can possibly get, will not be an easy decision to make.

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.

As well as Bayern, he has been linked with former club Manchester United, Paris St Germain and a move to the United States or China.

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Since extending his contract in November until 2021, Ronaldo is according to Forbes the highest paid sports star in the world with US$93 million in 2016-2017.

"As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours".

Under Perez, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons.

Perez's opponents have criticised reforms in the club statutes which have toughened criteria for aspiring candidates.

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