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.
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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 .
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Both sides acknowledged the clock was ticking, with the date for the UK's departure from the European Union fixed for March 2019. We also agreed on how we will structure our talks. "It's not when it starts it's how it finishes that matters", he said.
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.
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Nani's 21st minute goal was disallowed by video assistants because a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal. Vidal would succeed where his team-mate failed nine minutes from time, heading powerfully into the Cameroon net.
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Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britons voted last June to become the first nation ever to leave the 28-nation EU. Davis said he was looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides.
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After realising that she had a snake in her hand instead of a toy, she ran away for her life throwing the snake on the ground. Ariel Rosso posted this video on YouTube of his wife Carla. "Check it off my bucket list".