Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future In Serious Doubt After Tax Fraud Allegations

The news has alerted a number of top clubs across Europe and speculation has already started over which club could clinch his signature during the summer.

Ronaldo is now away on global duty with Portugal, where he is reported to have told his teammates: "I am leaving Real Madrid".

"I would put my hands in the fire for [Ronaldo's] character and integrity, as a person and as an athlete", Santos said. "Manchester United is a club he has in his heart".

"I had the same situation with Manchester United when he made a decision to leave and I signed him", he said.

Five possible clubs Ronaldo could join after deciding to leave Real Madrid.

They cite sources who claim Ronaldo is "deeply disillusioned" after it was claimed he had defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of 14.7million euros and that he feels he is "a victim of persecution".

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Despite Ronaldo's relationship with Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho not being flawless during his compatriot's three years in charge at Madrid, former Bernabeu president Calderon believes a reunion could be on the cards. According to Eurosport, Ronaldo's contract has a €1 billion [$1.12 billion] release clause, and at that price, it would be virtually impossible for any club to afford him.

Ronaldo's management company Gestifute insisted on Thursday the company, Tollin, established during his time with Manchester United - from whom he moved to Real Madrid in 2009 - has acted in accordance with British and Spanish tax laws. "There's no turning back", Ronaldo is quoted as saying by Marca.

Ronaldo is now on duty with Portugal in the Confederations Cup.

Ronaldo has been linked with a return to United where he would play under Jose Mourinho, and although Calderon said his relationship with the manager isn't the best the lure of Manchester could be the deciding factor.

And Ferdinand, also a United fan at heart, has likewise fanned the flames surrounding a potential move back to Old Trafford.

There is interest also from French side Paris St Germain and Chinese Super League clubs who are reportedly willing to offer the Portuguese up to €1m-a-week. Suffice to say, his time at Real Madrid has been nothing short of spectacular.

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