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I will leave Real in 2015 — Ronaldo


MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has put Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on alert after indicating he will not renew his contract at Real Madrid beyond 2015.

Daily Mail

Real are determined not to sell the Portuguese this summer, but United and PSG remain keen when he does come available.

Alex Ferguson sold Ronaldo to Madrid in 2009, but the 28-year-old has admitted several times in the past few months that he is not totally happy in the Spanish capital.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola claimed that the Portuguese star feels he has not been treated well by the Real board despite his excellent performances on the playing field.

A Bola also stated that Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a €60 million signing-on fee if he becomes a free-agent at the end of his spell at the Bernabeu and signs for a certain newly-made-wealthy European club.

Madrid President Florentino Perez had said that he expected Ronaldo to end his career at the club, but it now appears he could be looking for a new club in the next two years.

If Ronaldo is true to his word, he would be leaving on a free, not something Madrid are likely to want after having splashed out £80 million on him.

Whether he would move back to United now their manager has changed is yet to be seen, but he could emulate former boss Jose Mourinho by going back to a club he knew appreciated him completely.

United are also considering a move for PSV Eindhoven’s £25m-rated midfielder Kevin Strootman.

The Holland U21 international had been on Everton’s wish-list this year. Manchester City are ready to step up interest in Ronaldo’s teammate Pepe over the next week.
Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas says he wants to stay at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

The midfielder has struggled to hold down a starting place in the Barça team this season and had been linked with a move away from Nou Camp. Fabregas scored 14 goals this season and made it clear he has no intention of leaving Barça.

When quizzed on his future, Fabregas told a Catalonian radio station: “There is nothing to say.

“I’m very happy at Barca, and I want to stay for many more years to come.”
Fabregas has been playing in a more forward role this season in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi.

But with the Argentine’s return to fitness and the signing of Brazilian Neymar, Fabregas is likely to return to a midfield role should he remain at the club.

Fabregas left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011 and still has three years left on his contract.

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