Ronaldo to stay at Real, says Zidane
Los Angeles, US - Cristiano Ronaldo will remain a Real Madrid player for "the next two-three years", coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.
On the eve of Real's pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32 year old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.
"There has been a lot of talk surrounding Cristiano, that he wanted to go," Zidane acknowledged. "I only believe in one thing - whenever I've spoken to him, he has been very relaxed.
"He's on holiday and he will be back with us on the fifth (of August). I listen, just like everyone else, but the only thing I'm concerned with is what he wants to do with Real Madrid.
"He'll be here with us on the fifth and I think he'll stay for the next two or three years he's got left with us."
However Zidane confirmed Brazilian right-back Danilo has left for Manchester City.
"Danilo has gone and (Alvaro) Morata too," Zidane said, a day after Spain striker Morata completed a move to Chelsea in a
deal that could be worth up to US$92.2mn.
Danilo completed his move to City on Sunday, the Brazilian joining Pep Guardiola's team on a five-year contract.
Zidane (left) and Ronaldo