Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has rubbished media reports that he has signed a new deal with Real Madrid, thus sending out a hint that his days at Bernabeu are numbered.
"All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false," announced Ronaldo on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The announcement came just on the heels of Real Madrid President Florentino Perez's declaration that the 28-year-old Portuguese star, who has two more years remaining on his deal, would sign a new deal and retire at Real Madrid. The Spanish giants were and ready to offer him more than £125million over five years, as against £30million a year reportedly demanded by the winger's representatives, reported The Sun.
"I would bet Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid because it's the natural thing. We will negotiate the new contract before the start of La Liga and I am convinced that everything will come out well," the daily quoted Perez as saying.
It may be recalled that Ronaldo had expressed his unhappiness at Real Madrid last September when he refused to celebrate a goal against Granada. He had said, "I'm sad, when I don't celebrate goals it's because I'm not happy," adding, "Real Madrid know why I'm not happy."
Interestingly, Cristiano Ronaldo had expressed not long ago that he would remain at Bernabeu.
"I'm calm. I'm not worried about it, I know we are going to reach an agreement to sign a new deal and for that if I am honest, I'm not preoccupied about it," The Sun quoted Ronaldo as saying.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are prepared to offer £65million plus a player to land Ronaldo, 28, who is still a hero with the United faithful, according to a report by The Sun.
It is also rumoured that French clubs - Monaco and Paris St-Germain - are keen to sign him.
Ronaldo, who is the costliest-ever player following his £80 million transfer from Manchester United in 2009, still has two more years remaining on his deal with Real Madrid.