'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid

Jurgen Klopp

Marco Asensio admits he can not imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the Portugal superstar still has a big part to play at Santiago Bernabeu.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor issued a peculiar statement after their UEFA Champions League final victory over Liverpool speaking about his time in Madrid in past tense.

Speaking to Marca from Spain's pre-World Cup camp, Asensio said that he "could not imagine" being part of a Madrid squad which did not include the five time Ballon d'Or victor.

Reports in AS claim that Ronaldo is one of the few current Madrid stars who does not like the idea of Neymar arriving, as he is annoyed at the club spending €350 million on a new player when they can not find the money to improve his contract.

"He must obviously have his reasons, they are personal decisions on which I can not give my opinion not knowing what is happening in his head".

The Madrid-based publication says Ronaldo's decision is "final" while TeamTalk cite a similar report from Record that claims the 33-year-old is now set for a stunning return to Man Utd with a move "imminent".

Meanwhile, according to Marca, Madrid have told Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes that they are unwilling to match the player's demands.

Portuguese newspaper Record claim Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid this summer.

The French champions have indicated that they are not prepared to sell the Brazil worldwide, but Madrid have made no secret of the fact that they will attempt a put a deal together this summer.

Ronaldo himself has not spoken publicly about the situation since those comments in Kiev, apart from the following day's "see you next year" message to fans celebrating the Champions League success back in Madrid.

Ronaldo looking weirdly not that happy to win the Champions League.

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has moved to the top slot above rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the annual Forbes list ranking of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes.

The former Manchester United forward is also unhappy with Zinedine Zidane's departure.

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