Ronaldo reaffirms Real commitment

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Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid and says he is not thinking of a shock exit from Santiago Bernabeu, amid reported interest from Chelsea.

According to the Sunday Express, the 27-year-old Portuguese international superstar - who has scored 103 goals in 93 La Liga appearances for Jose Mourinho's side - is a summer target for the Blues' Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

In the absence of a full-time manager at Stamford Bridge, Abramovich is currently identifying potential targets during the forthcoming transfer window, while Roberto Di Matteo continues to oversee first-team duties until the end of the season.

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked after just seven months at the west London helm, but the proposed 'project' of rejuvenating an ageing Chelsea squad over the next couple of years will still be implemented by the club's owner.

However, any hopes the Blues may have had of signing Ronaldo, who left the Premier League in an £80million deal in 2009, have now been dashed after the former Manchester United star reaffirmed his commitment to Real.

"I want to continue at Real Madrid," he said. I don't want to go anywhere else."

Chelsea have been linked with big-money moves for a host of top players, as the club looks to re-establish itself as a major force, both domestically and in Europe.


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