Ramos ‘calm’ over Ron­aldo exit ru­mours

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Real Madrid cap­tain Ser­gio Ramos says he is “very calm” about ru­mours link­ing Cris­tiano Ron­aldo with a move away from the Span­ish cap­i­tal. “In that sense I am very calm,” Ramos told Span­ish news­pa­per Marca yes­ter­day when queried about the Por­tuguese su­per­star’s fu­ture. Ron­aldo has dom­i­nated head­lines over the close sea­son with Span­ish and Por­tuguese me­dia sug­gest­ing that the four-time Bal­lon d’Or win­ner wants to leave the Euro­pean cham­pi­ons. The 32-year-old was said to be “up­set” as Span­ish pros­e­cu­tors ac­cused him of $16.76 million (14.6 million euros) tax fraud. Ron­aldo is due to tes­tify in court on July 31. “They are great play­ers and hope­fully they will be with us for years to come,” said Ramos, re­fer­ring to Ron­aldo and Al­varo Mo­rata, the Madrid striker, who have re­port­edly be­come tar­gets for English gi­ants Manch­ester United and Chelsea. Ron­aldo has re­mained tight-lipped about a pos­si­ble exit from the Span­ish and Euro­pean cham­pi­ons, but Real Madrid pres­i­dent Florentino Perez has gone on a charm of­fen­sive to de­fend his star striker, say­ing that Ron­aldo doesn’t want to leave the club.

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