‘Ronaldo will not return to Real Madrid’ – Perez rules out signing Juventus star

Blancos president not looking to re-sign five-time Ballon d’Or winner, claims no contact has been made with Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out a return to Santiago Bernabeu for Cristiano Ronaldo and says he had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a Kylian Mbappe transfer.

A move to the Spanish capital is under consideration ahead of the summer transfer window, with Perez – who is famous for his ‘Galactico’ recruiting model – being re-elected to remain at the helm of the La Liga giants.

It has been suggested that efforts will be made to re-sign a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with Ronaldo leaving Real for Juventus as the club’s all-time top scorer in 2018, but no candidacies have been made. is lined up to land. the 36-year-old Portuguese.

What was said?

Perez said El Chiringuito: “Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to Real Madrid.

“It doesn’t make sense, he has a contract with Juventus. I like him a lot, he gave us a lot.”

Who else is Real linked to?

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While Los Blancos do not explore the option of signing Ronaldo, rumors continue to suggest that a raid on PSG for World Cup-winning striker Mbappe is underway.

He has yet to sign a contract extension in France, as he approaches the last 12 months of his current contract, and could be the subject of significant offers in the coming weeks.

Perez, however, sought to play down the speculation, saying of a highly rated 22-year-old: “Fans always ask me to buy Mbappe.

“My answer? I say don’t worry… the truth is he’s a good player, yes.

“I have never spoken to Mbappe. At least until now … I don’t know what will happen to his contract with PSG.”

Any other business?

It’s not just the new faces that are making the headlines in Madrid, with Madrid also seeing a move away from the discussed Bernabeu.

Longtime club captain Sergio Ramos is set to hit free agency this summer as no new contracts have been made with the 35-year-old defender, and Perez is not sure what will happen with a legendary mid-center.

He added: “I love Sergio Ramos, but we are in a very bad financial situation at Real Madrid. Nobody is putting money into this club.

“Is he going to leave the club? I didn’t say that … a lot can happen. We’ll think about it at the end of the season.”

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