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'Cristiano is at Madrid and is going to stay' - Zidane dismisses Ronaldo exit speculation

Goal.com logo Goal.com 21-07-2017

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has dismissed speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave the club during the summer transfer window.

The Portugal superstar has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu after being accused of evading €14.7 million in taxes, with a perceived lack of support from Madrid encouraging him to leave La Liga.

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Having won La Liga and the Champions League last season, Ronaldo is currently on holiday with his partner Georgina and his family, while Madrid are in the United States to take part in the International Champions Cup.

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Zidane has played down the rumours that the forward could leave, claiming that he does not need to speak to the 32-year-old about his future because Ronaldo is happy at the club.

"He is on vacation. He is resting and deserves it," Zidane told ESPN.

"We will wait and when the vacation ends, he will return with us and that's it.

"Talk to Cristiano? No, because in the end Cristiano is at Madrid and is going to stay with us and that's it."

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