Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

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ESPNCristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to leave

Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling $16.5 million.

There has been speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi.

The Portuguese worldwide is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup.

Real Madrid fans are divided over the development with some expressing optimism that their goal machine is going nowhere why some have taken the wait and see position as events unfolds.

The first problem likely to be is convincing Real Madrid to sell, even if the player had decided he wants to go. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are clients of football super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon on June 27.

"To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement said.

Mourinho is yet to comment on his case, but the Spanish authorities must be having a field day with this bunch.

The agency published copies of the certificates.

Gestifute, the agency that represents Mourinho, said on Tuesday that neither Spain's tax agency nor the prosecution have contacted him regarding the allegations.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly testify in court on July 31 regarding his alleged tax fraud.

Statements from the prosecution indicate that Ronaldo will be charged with using offshore financial instruments, including holdings in the British Virgin Islands, to hide payments made to him for the use of his brand to promote products. Ronaldo via his representatives last week denied any wrongdoing.

The report also claims that Ronaldo will have another bid for his signature from the Chinese Super League, although he has no plans to make the move to the Far East this summer as he wants to remain in Europe.

They added that Mourinho had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013.

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