Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has revealed that the future of Cristiano Ronaldo is still uncertain but has insisted that Zinedine Zidane wants him to stay at the club.
The Spanish football expert claims Real and Ronaldo have 'been looking at avenues to part company', but the club haven't been able to find a buyer.
Balague claims that Manchester United haven't shown enough interest in the Portuguese star, while he's also insisted that French outfit PSG don't have the money required to land him.
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It appears, then, that the 31-year-old will remain at the Bernabeu for the foreseeable future. In fact, Balague has suggested that the ex-United man could sign a new deal with the club.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Balague stated: "His future does not depend on Real's success this season. Real and Cristiano have been looking at avenues to part company, but Real have not found a buyer with the money that they want, and Ronaldo hasn't found anyone with the money required for him to leave Real Madrid.
"Unless a big offer comes in, the next step will be for Real and Cristiano to agree a new contract. Zidane wants him to stay.
"There have been conversations for clubs for sure, but Manchester United have not shown enough interest to get him, and PSG have calculated that they don't have the money required. But we have to see what happens in the next few weeks."
The saga involving Ronaldo's future certainly won't go away anytime soon, but his immediate focus will be on returning to full fitness.
Ronaldo missed Real's Champions league first-leg stalemate against Manchester City but could return in time for the game at the Bernabeu.
And Balague has insisted that Ronaldo will make a decision whether to play on the day of the game.
He stated: "The latest is that he has been treated by physios and doctors away from Real Madrid, which confirms the medical crisis at the club.
"Ronaldo felt he was OK in the last training session in Manchester before the semi-final draw with City on Tuesday. He sprinted, ran, did everything as usual that you do for the training session, but 10 minutes before the end he felt a sharp pain again.
"Some are saying there is no tear, others say there is. I believe there is a tear, and he wants to treat it with stem cell treatment, which could speed the healing process.
"It would still be tender, so it's a risk for certain, but the stem cell treatment could help him recover. He will decide on the day, and Zidane will follow whatever Cristiano decides."
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