But the Portugal worldwide was not a realistic target at that point, having signed a new five-year Real Madrid contract last November. I've heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written.
"First I have to meet Zidane and then we will talk", he said.
"I must defend him at all costs, both as a player and as a person". I have no doubt that Cristiano will be able to defend himself.
President Florentino Perez broke his silence on the issue on Monday night after he was re-elected in his position - unchallenged - for another four year-term and insisted on the Portuguese player's innocence. What I have been told is that he has the same structure [in Spain] that he had in England and there was no problem there.
Man drives into police vehicle on Champs-Elysees
The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an anti-terror investigation into the incident, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. The Champs-Elysees avenue in central Paris was sealed off on Monday afternoon after a driver rammed a gendarmerie van.
The frenzy of speculation began soon after Ronaldo was accused last week of a €14.7 million tax evasion through offshore companies.
United have been strongly linked with a move for their former forward, but Perez is not thinking about the possibility of Real losing their talisman.
Reports of a rejected EUR60million bid from United seem wide of the mark, though, according to Madrid president Perez, who remains keen to keep Morata in the Spanish capital.
"Not I nor anyone at Madrid is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club", said Perez.
Ibrahimovic is set to leave at the end of his contract and United captain Wayne Rooney has yet to announce where he will be playing his club football next season, although David de Gea's future is becoming clearer.
Trump proclaims executive order to assist apprenticeships
While models vary, apprenticeships generally combine technical instruction with on-the-job learning, typically lasting four years. President Trump can not claim to support American workers with apprenticeships when his budget tells a different story.
In a first, Ford to import Focus small car from China
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Ford said moving production of the Focus to China will not result in any job losses for US hourly employees.