Ronaldo yet to sign new contract at Real

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo has offered another hint that his future lies away from Real Madrid by insisting that reports he has signed new contract with the club are “false”.

Madrid president Florentino Perez has made re-signing the Portugal international his number one priority and said he hopes Ronaldo retires with the club.

But with some reports circulating that a deal was close, the 28-year-old, who has been reluctant to enter talks, took to Twitter to say this was not the case. “All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false,” Ronaldo said.

Ronaldo has been linked with a move to big-spending French clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

Former club, Manchester United, have been mentioned as potential buyers, four years after he left Old Trafford.

Two weeks ago, Real president Florentino Perez denied reports that Ronaldo had rejected a new contract. “This information is misguided,” Perez told Spanish media. “I am not going to enter into more details but I will only say that Cristiano’s renewal is not deadlocked, this doesn’t correspond to the reality as we stand today.”

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