Real Madrid respond to claims about Cristiano Ronaldo release clause – report

Real Madrid have rubbished claims that they have significantly lowered Cristiano Ronaldo's release clause, say reports

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Photo: UEFA / Handout

Real Madrid have rubbished claims that they have significantly lowered Cristiano Ronaldo’s release clause this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper Marca, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the La Liga side have dismissed other reports that they have lowered Ronaldo’s release clause from €1bn to just €120m this summer.

OK Diario in Spain had been reporting that Real Madrid had knocked a considerable amount of Ronaldo’s asking price this summer in order to facilitate a potential sale of the Portugal star.

It had also been claimed that the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea FC and AC Milan had all informed Ronaldo’s agent that they were keen on moves for the 33-year-old.

However, those claims have been totally knocked back by Real Madrid, according to the latest report in Marca.

Ronaldo has long been linked with a potential return to Manchester United after he left Old Trafford to sign for the Spanish side back in the summer of 2009 for a then world-record transfer fee.

The attacker is currently on international duty with Portugal at the World Cup as he bids to try and help his country reach the quarter-finals of the tournament in Russia.

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