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05 Aug 2013 09:31:54

Ronaldo tight-lipped over new Madrid deal

Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid remains unclear after the forward refused to confirm reports from Spain that he has agreed a new five-year contract with the club.

Marca has reported that the Portuguese has tied down his future at the Bernabeu until 2018, increasing his salary to 17million euros (£14.8million) per year after tax and negotiating a new arrangement over the sale of his image rights in the process.

Ronaldo has two years to run on his deal at Madrid, who paid a world record £80million fee to prise him away from Manchester United in 2009, but has courted speculation over his future by revealing that he misses English football.

Quoted in AS, he told a press conference: "The situation still hasn't been resolved and I don't think now is the right time to talk about it.

"Perhaps we'll be able to give more concrete news about this further down the line but now the only thing in my remit is to train and work."

He also gave little away about his thoughts on Madrid's pursuit of Tottenham forward Gareth Bale, who is expected to break the record Ronaldo set for being the most expensive player in the world.

Madrid are believed to be ready to pay £95million for Bale but Ronaldo said: "I'm not qualified to talk about new players, but I'm very happy with the players the team already has.

"In terms of the transfer fee, you should speak to the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and president [Florentino Perez] about that. I have my opinion, but I'm not going to reveal it in front of the cameras."

Ronaldo is in Los Angeles with the Madrid squad for their tour of the USA.

Ancelotti's side have won both games they have played in the United States so far this summer, against LA Galaxy and Everton respectively in the Guinness Champions Cup.


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