Real Madrid News: Barcelona want Ronaldo stay, Pepe transfer message, Dortmund striker bid
Barcelona reportedly want Cristiano Ronaldo to STAY at Real Madrid this summer.
Ronaldo rocked Real Madrid on Friday by claiming he wants to leave Spain after being accused of a £13million tax fraud.
Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea are all interested in the 32-year-old, who helped Zinedine Zidane’s side win a Champions League and La Liga double last season.
But according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, Barcelona chiefs do not want to seel Ronaldo sold because they are worried about who their rivals might replace him with.
Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paulo Dybala are all targets for both clubs and selling Ronaldo for around £175m would give Real a huge advantage in the transfer market.
Pepe has told Cristiano Ronaldo he wants them to quit Real Madrid for Paris Saint-Germain.
Pepe and Ronaldo are close friends and team-mates at Real and Portugal, where they are currently competing in the Confederations Cup.
Pepe is now a free agent after Real declined to meet his demands of a two-year contract at the Bernabeu.
And Spanish newspaper Marca say Pepe has told Ronaldo: “Let’s go together to PSG”.
Real Madrid are lining up Borussia Dortmund ace Ousmane Dembele as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 20-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in the game after scoring 10 goals for Dortmund last season.
And Spanish outlet Diario Gol say Real president Florentino Perez is working on a deal to bring Dembele to Madrid.
Barcelona are also interested in the France international but the striker is said to prefer a move to the Bernabeu.