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Real Madrid chief banishes idea Alvaro Morata is about to join Man United

Morata may not be close to joining United after all
Morata may not be close to joining United after all

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has confirmed that his club have yet to receive any offers for their star names this summer, in comments that appear to banish the notion his striker Alvaro Morata is on the brink of joining Manchester United.

Morata's move to Old Trafford was reported to be 'close' last week, with the delay in confirming the move believed to be due to his wedding to Alice Campello last weekend.

Yet Perez has now insisted he has not agreed to Morata's move to United, which suggests talks are not as advanced as previously believed.
Real Madrid No.10 James Rodriguez has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks, with United also linked with a move for the Colombian attacking star, but Perez was also dismissive of those stories.

Finally, Perez offer up his first public comments on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has told the club that he wants to leave the club this summer are bing accused of a €14.7m tax fraud by the Spanish authorities.

"There have been no offers for Ronaldo by anyone - Morata and James as well," Perez told Onda Cero and Radio MARCA.

"We think these players are all good after a great season. If there is anything to do, it will be done in time."

United are reportedly reluctant to pay Real Madrid's €90m asking price for Morata, but the club's manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear to Old Trafford chiefs that he wants the bulk of his transfer trading finalised imminently.

Meanwhile, Perez opened up on the future of Ronaldo, as he vowed to resolve the issues that have forced the Portuguese superstar to demand a move.

"I have to talk to Cristiano. Ronaldo is Real Madrid player and will continue to be," declared Perez.

"I know Cristiano, he's a good guy as a professional and as a person. This is very strange and in the next few days I'll talk to him.

" I have to make a defense at all costs as a player and as a person. know well. What I will say is that all must fulfil our obligations, but I have no doubt in Cristiano. I will defend it as a footballer and as a person. 

"Jorge Mendes (Ronaldo's agent) told me that Cristiano was angry about how he had treated the media, but we must always look for a solution for everything. 

"I try to solve the problems, those of Cristiano and those of many others. Cristiano is not a business, it is history of Real Madrid."

Meanwhile, Perez hinted his club may make a move to sign Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappé this summer, as he suggested 'all the best players come to Real Madrid'.