Bernabeu star to receive massive salary increase.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to snub interest from former club Manchester United to reportedly sign a new five-year contract with Real Madrid according to Spanish daily Marca.
The player has refused confirm the reports from Spain that say he has tied his future to the Bernabeu until 2018, with an increase in his salary to €17m (£14.8m) per year after tax.
Ronaldo, who joined Madrid in a world-record £80m deal in 2009, still has two years still on current deal to run at Real but he recently amplified speculation by admitting that he misses the Premier League.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes is understood to have expressed a desire to bring the former Sporting Lisbon winger back to Old Trafford but Real, who are currently in negotiations with Tottenham to sign Welsh star Gareth Bale in a deal that will reportedly smash Ronaldo’s present record, want to keep him at the club for the new season.
Quoted in AS, Ronaldo told a Spanish press conference that now was not the right time to discuss his possible new contract: “The situation still hasn’t been resolved and I don’t think now is the right time to talk about it.
“Perhaps we’ll be able to give more concrete news about this further down the line but now the only thing in my remit is to train and work.”
The Portuguese international has a rate of more than one goal a game having hit 202 goals in his 199 games for Madrid since his arrival from England and the former Ballon d’Or winner appears to remains a key part of Carlo Ancelotti’s new side despite rumours over his future.