Cristiano Ronaldo says he hopes Gonzalo Higuain will be staying with Real Madrid.

The striker's father held talks with Real coach Jose Mourinho this week about his son's situation.

Ronaldo said: "Mourinho said in an interview that he counts on every player, which means he'd like Higuain on the team. Higuain knows better than anyone if he's happy here and if he likes the club, which I know he does, but we'll have to respect his choice whatever it is. We love him and he's a great player.