Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

A Spanish prosecutor has filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over alleged tax fraud.

'I have not spoken to him since Cardiff.

"I want to talk with him", the long-serving Real president told Onda Cero. This is all very odd.

'We have complete faith that Cristiano has always acted out of good faith because we know what he is like'. I have no doubt that Cristiano will be able to defend himself.

"A partnership with BT is a natural fit for me given the shared ambitions that we both have in this area".

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez denied receiving any interest parties for star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who made a shock announcement last week that he wishes to leave the Spanish giants.

Mourinho, who is yet to comment, is among a host of big names who have become embroiled in tax scandals in Spain.

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand admits he would love to see superstar Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford as speculation continues to mount over his future.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo calls for referee's attention during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Having a megastar in the team is a luxury, he said.

The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years. We have to win, because if we win the next game we will be one step away from qualifying.

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real Madrid again, was summoned to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euro ($16.5m).

Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts.

No official bid has been made yet from other clubs.

"In the days since the Champions League final no-one has offered us anything for any player and everything that has come out in the media is not true, apart from the case of Theo, which was done before", Perez added.

But the situation has stuck in the craw for Ronaldo, leading the Portugal captain to tell those close to him that he wants to quit the club and the country.

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