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.
Russian Federation wins 2-0 in Confed Cup
Russian Federation began their Confederations Cup campaign in flawless fashion with a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday night. Russia , a record low 63rd in FIFA's world rankings, face Portugal on Wednesday while New Zealand play Mexico the same day.
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.
Egypt's Azhar condemns London mosque attack
To the north, Manchester was hit by a deadly attack May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert. It said searches were being carried out at a residential address in the Cardiff area in Wales .
Record-breaking congressional election headed for photo finish
Trump wrote that Ossoff "can't even vote. because he doesn't even live there!" The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. From the GOP's perspective, a Handel victory is just as important for its potentially demoralizing effect on Democrats.
Oil output to expand faster than demand in 2018: IEA
Crude output from OPEC nations rose by 290,000 bpd in May to a 2017 high of 32.08 million barrels per day, according to the EIA . As chart 1 alongside shows, break-even prices for USA shale oil regions have dropped substantially over 2013-2016.
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.
Eight Afghan guards of United States base shot dead by Gunmen
Wahida Shahkar said the guards were attacked on their way to work at Bagram airfield, the main USA military base in Afghanistan . The US is expected to increase military deployment in the country to help Afghan forces contain the Taliban's rising offensive.