Friday, 24 November, 2017

Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of €3.3m Tax Fraud
Christy Curtis | 25 June, 2017, 00:54

Among the clubs reported to be interested in Ronaldo is former club Manchester United for a fee which could hit 200 million euros, with a possible get-out clause of one billion euros.

Despite an initial lack of public support from Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, Cristiano Ronaldo has received support over his recent tax allegations from an unlikely source in Barcelona's Neymar, according to Spanish publication Diario Gol.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United.

The 32-year-old has reportedly been summoned to appear before a judge on 31 July.

The Red Devils have been put on alert after it emerged Ronaldo wants to leave the Spanish capital this summer despite winning his third Champion League title as a Real Madrid player earlier this month.

Four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo is accused of diverting €150m of advertising revenue and image rights through a shell company in the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven.

In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.

The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

Cristiano Ronaldo remained silent on his Real Madrid future after taking no questions during a postmatch news conference following his Man of the Match award in the wake of Portugal's 1-0 Confederations Cup victory against Russian Federation in Moscow. He also won the Champions League twice with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010).

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine past year for tax fraud.

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