United deny Ronaldo reports

Image: Ronaldo: Not for sale

Man Utd have rubbished stories suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of a move to Real Madrid.

Red Devils dismiss Real talk

Manchester United have rubbished stories suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of a move to Real Madrid. Reports in Spain on Friday claimed that Real were ready to pay more than 85million euros (£67million) for the winger. The Red Devils were understood to be demanding 100million euros but it was still alleged that a deal was close and could be completed within days. However, United have now responded to the rumours and reiterated their desire to keep the Portugal international. A club spokesman said: "It is utter nonsense and totally laughable. Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale." Ronaldo has been fairly quiet on the subject of his future but United have been angered by Real's 'public pursuit' of their player and reported the matter to Fifa earlier in the summer. The speculation has only increased but United are standing firm and will now hope Real decide to end their interest. Ronaldo is expected to undergo surgery on an ankle injury early next week after being seen by a specialist.

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