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‘Ronaldo will not come back to Real Madrid’ – Perez rules out signing Juventus star

The Blancos president is not looking to re-sign a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and claims no contact has been made with Kylian Mbappe.

 

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out a return to Santiago Bernabeu for Cristiano Ronaldo and claims to have had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a move for Kylian Mbappe.

 

Movement in the Spanish capital is being mooted ahead of the summer transfer window, with Perez – who is famed for his ‘Galactico’ recruitment model – being re-elected to remain at the helm of the Liga giants.

 

It has been suggested that efforts will be made to re-sign a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with Ronaldo having left Real for Juventus as the club’s all-time leading scorer in 2018, but no bid is being lined up to land the 36-year-old Portuguese.

 

Perez has told El Chiringuito: “Cristiano Ronaldo will not come back to Real Madrid.

“It does not make sense, he has a contract with Juventus. I love him a lot, he has given us a lot.”

 

While the Blancos are not exploring the option of signing Ronaldo, rumours continue to suggest that a raid on PSG for World Cup-winning forward Mbappe is in the pipeline.

 

He is yet to sign a contract extension in France, as he approaches the final 12 months of his current deal, and could be the subject of big-money bids over the coming weeks.

 

Perez, though, has sought to play down the speculation, saying of a highly-rated 22-year-old: “The fans always ask me to buy Mbappe.

 

“My answer? I say: don’t worry… the truth is that he is a good player, yes.

 

“I’ve never talked to Mbappe. At least up to now… I don’t know what’s going to happen to his contract with PSG.”

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It is not just fresh faces that are making headlines in Madrid, with Real also seeing moves away from the Bernabeu discussed.

 

Long-serving club captain Sergio Ramos is set to hit free agency this summer, as no new contract has been agreed with the 35-year-old defender, and Perez is unsure as to what will happen with a legendary centre-half.

 

He added: “I love Sergio Ramos, but we are in a very bad financial situation at Real Madrid. Nobody puts money into this club.

 

“Will he leave the club? I didn’t say that… many things can happen. We will think about it at the end of the season.”

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