Man Utd 'will keep quiet, but strike' for Cristiano Ronaldo

Shock reports on Friday claimed that the 32-year-old has grown upset at the Bernabeu in recent times after being accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities.

Madrid were rocked on Friday when Portuguese newspaper A Bola claimed the 32-year-old no longer wanted to play in Spain amid scrutiny over his tax affairs, a story that sources close to the player have seemingly since confirmed to other worldwide news outlets. "There has never been any hiding nor any intention to hide anything". As well as offering to extend his £365,000 deal to keep him at the club until 2021, they will give him a signing-on fee that will cover the money demanded by authorities.

Real Madrid said on Thursday that they were confident the Portuguese forward had acted legally.

Another election? The sooner, the better, says Keir Starmer — Interview
As Oscar Wilde nearly said: "To lose one Prime Minister may be regarded as misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness". We have now reached a position where the winning party appears to have lost and the losing party appears to have won.

But what if Los Blancos force him to stay?

Almost a year ago Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was accused of tax fraud totaling €4.1 million (£3.5 million) and lost his appeal against a 21-month jail prison sentence.

In May, Forbes calculated his pre-tax salary as being close to Stg45 million ($A75.4 million) a year.

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Not all observers agree though and plenty are sticking with the view that a further Fed rate hike is inevitable later this year. The post-meeting statement said inflation "has declined recently" even as household spending has "picked up in recent months".

Ronaldo led Real Madrid to their 12th European Cup earlier this month after scoring two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final, becoming the tournament's top scorer. He is the competition's record goalscorer with 105. With Ronaldo already making it clear he does not want to play in China, PSG and Manchester United remain the only possibilities.

Ronaldo is now at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation with the Portuguese national team.

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Watch this space, because the head-to-head between the coaches is likely to continue throughout the week. Gatland has got options. "There is no way we have divided into two", Gatland added.

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