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Man Utd chief Gill cool on upgrading Ronaldo contract

Manchester United have cooled reports of upgrading Cristiano Ronaldo's contract.

Although reports claimed yesterday that United were preparing to give the Portugal forward a new deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the Barclays Premier League in an effort to prevent him joining Real Madrid, sources close to David Gill, the club's chief executive, indicated that such a prospect was not on the agenda.

"There are no plans to offer Cristiano a new contract next summer," one source told The Times.

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