Florentino Perez to speak to Ronaldo after Confederations Cup

Perez brought Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009 for a then world-record fee (Image credit: AFP)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo, 32, is said to want to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud. The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with ...

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Real Madrid have wanted me since I was 14 – Mbappe


Premier League transfer target Kylian Mbappe claims Real Madrid have been trying to sign him since he was 14. The 18-year-old Monaco striker has become one of the hottest prospects in world football after scoring 24 goals to help his club side to the Ligue 1 title in a season in which they also reached the Champions League semi-finals. Manchester ...

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Real Madrid unveil kits for 2017/18 season


La Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid have released the new kits Cristiano Ronaldo and co will be wearing next season. The traditional white kit sees a slight twist for the 2017/18 campaign, with three light blue stripes now outlining the strip, which has been made by adidas. Karim Benzema models the home shirt (credit: adidas) In honour of ...

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‘There is no tax evasion scheme’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo has denied, via his representatives, ever hiding any income from the taxman or committing any tax fraud in Spain. The denial was released on Tuesday evening, hours after a tax fraud lawsuit had been filed against the 32-year-old in Madrid. Gestifute, the agency representing Ronaldo, said in a statement: “There is no tax evasion scheme. ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo hit with alleged tax fraud.


Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of £13m between 2011 and 2014. In a statement, the prosecutor’s office said Ronaldo had knowingly used a ‘business structure’ created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights. The lawsuit is based on a ...

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Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Atletico Madrid said the decision to uphold the transfer ban will cause "irreparable damage" to the club (Image credit: Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid will not be able to sign new players this summer as their transfer ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Spanish side were banned in July 2016 from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors. “This ruling is unfair and causes an irreparable damage to ...

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Barcelona: Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as manager

Ernesto Valverde was Athletic Bilbao boss for the past four years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have appointed Ernesto Valverde as their head coach on a two-year deal, with an option for a third. Former Barca forward Valverde announced last week that he was leaving Athletic Bilbao after four years in charge. He replaces Luis Enrique, who revealed in March that he would leave the club – who finished second in La Liga – at ...

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Lionel Messi and father Jorge lose Supreme Court appeal


Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have lost their appeal to Spain’s Supreme Court against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. The 29-year-old, five-times world player of the year, was found guilty by a Barcelona court last July on three counts of tax fraud between 2007 and 2009, resulting in a suspended 21-month prison sentence and fine ...

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Former Barcelona President Sandro Rosell Arrested


Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering investigation. Per El Mundo (h/t Marca), Spain’s National Court ordered the probe, and a joint task force, comprised of the civil guard and police, arrested him after the investigation indicated he “collected irregular commissions, obtained through the sale of the image rights of the Brazilian ...

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