The Portuguese feels his countryman is indispensable to the club and is desperate for him to extend his stay in the Spanish capital, with his curret deal set to expire in 2015
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However, club president Florentino Perez insisted on Tuesday that Madrid will renew the 28-year-old's contract shortly, much to the satisfaction of Mourinho.
"It's clear that he's the kind of player who could play anywhere he wants," Mourinho told TVI.
"It would be great for Madrid and for himself if he signed a contract extension here. He's a fantastic player and indispensable for Madrid.
"When you have a player of his calibre, you must do everything within your power to hold on to him."
Ronaldo has been heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain, but the Ligue 1 leaders recently stressed that they are yet to make an offer for the player.