Deporte

Ronaldo set to remain at Madrid

Ronaldo set to remain at Madrid

"We are preparing for August 8, that is our objective at the moment".

These moves have allowed Zidane to keep his squad relatively intact, all while loading up the bank for a potential blockbuster move.

'Why does he not play here at Real Madrid? "He's going to stay with us".

So, does the loss of Álvaro Morata have any bearing on what Zidane is considering in the transfer market? With Nacho Fernandez inching closer to become the first option off the bench to cover for Sergio Ramos or Raphael Varane, there's no replacement for the outstanding, but injury-prone Daniel Carvajal. City are fullback-starved and loaded with cash, yes, but given that they'd just splashed a world-record fee on a right-back in Kyle Walker, the move for an out-of-favour, mid-twenties defender who figures to be largely a backup feels odd, particularly given that Pep Guardiola released about four fullbacks this summer. "Doing it again would be fine".

The Portuguese footballer has not starting pre-season training yet but he will soon.

According to CalcioMercato.com Ronaldo had been heavily tipped to leave the Bernabeau this summer due to a poor relationship with part of Real Madrid's fanbase.

The Spanish paper believes that these words confirm Ronaldo's will to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu for one more season.

And Ronaldo told Spanish newspaper Marca he wants to add to the 11 trophies he's won with Madrid.

This had alerted both Manchester United and PSG who were hoping to capitalise on this and bring the Portugese International to their respective clubs.