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Irked by the tax evasion case, Ronaldo reportedly feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should.

"He feels he's honest, has good character and did everything OK", the BBC quoted its source as saying.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not letting accusations of tax fraud and fresh transfer speculation get to him, according to Portugal team-mate Andre Silva.

Spain's AS reported that Ronaldo had chose to quit Real two months ago, before the Champions League final victory, telling his agent Jorge Mendes and other close associates that he felt "badly treated and unjustly judged".

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Silva, who Ronaldo has tipped as his heir for Portugal, is loving the experience of playing alongside the four-time Ballon d'Or victor.

However, The Express report says that they could be willing to use Eden Hazard as bait, with Real Madrid known to be long-term admirers of the Belgian forward.

It is in Real Madrid, in particular, where Ronaldo's true potential has been unleashed as he has been one of the most prolific players in the world over the last eight seasons.

Press Association Sport understands the 32-year-old is "outraged" after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($A21.6 million).

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His Real contract has a €1bn (£874.88m) release clause.

Ronaldo, though, has acknowledged the fact that no club will be able to pay the aforementioned sum and he has, thus, reached an agreement over his transfer fee with Real Madrid.

His decision to leave the European champions has alerted a number of top clubs across Europe, with former club Manchester United one of the early favourites to land his signature alongside French giants Paris Saint Germain, Mirror writes.

Ronaldo, now with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has been angered by €14.7m ($21.6m) tax fraud claims in Spain.

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Those charges inspired a clearly irate Ronaldo to declare he wanted to leave Spanish football immediately, with a host television channels and newspapers reporting on the same information that he favours a move back to United.