Real confident of Ron deal

Calderon 'would bet' on capturing United winger

Last updated: 7th July 2008  

Real confident of Ron deal

Ronaldo: Calderon willing to gamble

It is up to the player. If Ronaldo wants to come, then he can join Real Madrid.

Real Madrid president Roman Calderon
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Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon remains confident of signing Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese winger has been at the centre of an ongoing transfer saga as Real Madrid continue their overt pursuit of the 23-year-old, much to the annoyance of United.

Ronaldo has previously admitted it would be a 'dream' to play for Real, but he has stopped short of submitting an official transfer request.

Calderon announced at the weekend that he expected Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford next season, suggesting a move was off, however he has now indicated a belief that Real will agree a deal.

Difficult

When asked if he would put money on Ronaldo joining Real, Calderon - who will meet United chief executive David Gill at the European Club Association summit in Switzerland on Monday - told The Sun: "Bet. I would bet.

"It is up to the player. If he wants to come, then he can join Real Madrid.

"Manchester United are saying they do not want him to leave and they are not a club who normally sell their best players.

"But if a player wants to leave it is difficult to keep him. It is the same for me.

"If I have a player who wants to go somewhere else, we let them go."

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