AS are running the line that Real Madrid will not consider selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris Saint-Germain or anyone next summer.
PSG are frontrunners in being linked with the Portuguese star in recent months, since his own public admission in September that he was ‘unhappy’ with Madrid, over a rumoured desire for a new contract and a perceived lack of public support from the club.
The Parisians have once more been linked with a move for the 27-year-old and his Coach Jose Mourinho, via Saud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani’s claims this week.
Even so, AS believe that Madrid will not consider any bid for the No 7, who has netted 169 goals in 169 appearances for them.
Mourinho and Ronaldo share an agent in Jorge Mendes, but it is reported that Los Merengues do not see the duo’s future in the Spanish capital as tied together and that they intend to begin contract negotiations with Ronaldo shortly.
The Portuguese forward has a basic salary worth €10m at the moment until June 2015, but the club will reportedly aim to improve his pay and hand him an extension until June 2018.
AS believe that the club’s failure to move on Ricky Kaka in the summer is the reason for the previous delay in negotiating a contract, as the money saved on his €10m salary and perhaps brought in on a transfer fee would have contributed to Ronaldo’s improved terms.