Cristiano Ronaldo's unrest 'all very strange,' says Real Madrid president

Spanish tax authorities are also targeting Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager who was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax during his stay at Real Madrid.

"I'm not contemplating that Cristiano will leave".

Perez played down Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to leave Real Madrid and Spain, which emerged late last week, as expected.

Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

But Perez was adamant that Real Madrid were not prepared to allow Ronaldo to move on.

After initially avoiding the burning question about Ronaldo's future during the address he gave to mark his re-election on Monday evening, Perez opened up in an interview on radio station Onda Cero for the first time since the news broke on Friday.

"Everyone says he's a great player, he's going to be the substitute for Buffon", Perez said.

Interestingly, if Perez's dream had come true, they may have been team-mates at club level with Messi and Ronaldo both lining out for Los Blancos.

"I do not know if he does or not (show attention to us), but at least they say he does, which for us is satisfying", the 70-year-old said.

"I have not talked to him or his father". "We are delighted with him as a person and as a player".

And according to Spanish sports daily Marca, Ronaldo has told his teammates: "I'm leaving Real".

"I know Cristiano, he's a good guy as a professional and as a person". I have not spoken to any [other clubs].

"I have not talked with him yet, but I will talk with him in the upcoming days".

That said, however, how much would Manchester United be willing to offer to acquire the services of a 32-year-old player?

"It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football", he said.

"I have never told Cristiano to bring me an offer", he added.

"We are embarking on a new term after having experienced one of the best seasons in our history".

Real Madrid No.10 James Rodriguez has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks, with United also linked with a move for the Colombian attacking star, but Perez was also dismissive of those stories.

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