Real Madrid management have ruled out selling Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.Marca says despite knee concerns and the Portuguese having just turned 30, Real chiefs do not want to part with the former Manchester United star this year.
If Ronaldo, tied to Real until 2018, is to leave, it will be the player's decision.
Moreover, the president and other executives are confident that his replacement is already part of the 'Los Blancos' dressing room, in the form of Gareth Bale, who they see as a very likely future Ballon d'Or candidate.
The board are confident that all this is a storm in a teacup and that Ronaldo will not consider a move. The truth is that the Portuguese player has not sent up any flares, as he did in 2012, when, feeling sad and upset, he asked president Florentino Pérez if he could leave the club.