Jose Mourinho believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is just angling for more money from Real Madrid as he threatens to quit Bernabéu.
Mourinho has ruled out the return of Ronaldo to Old Trafford after the 32 year old stated he’s unhappy with what he perceives to be unfair treatment following a tax dispute with the Spanish authorities.
The Spanish authorities are pursuing £13m in unpaid tax which has led to reports in the Portuguese and Spanish media that the player wants to leave Madrid, with fresh reports emerging of a return to Manchester United.
But an inside source who has close ties with Mourinho revealed that a possible return is not going to happen.
Asked if Mourinho expected Ronaldo’s return, a United insider said: “No. Ronaldo wants only money from Real, nothing more.”
Ronaldo, became the best-paid sportsmen in the world after moving to Madrid from Old Trafford and reports have it that the value Real have placed on him, is worth between £131m and £350m.
The Portuguese star has scored a club-record 406 goals in his 394 appearances for Real.
According to reports, both Paris-Saint Germain and Bayern have also been linked with a move for the four time Ballon D’Or winner, but Perez has dismissed any prospect of his player joining the Ligue 1 side or the German giants.