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Real Madrid would sell Ronaldo for 200 million euros

The Portuguese forward has a release clause of 1 billion euros but if Los Blancos can't resolve his unhappiness at the club, they may accept a bid of only a fifth of that price

Real Madrid would be willing to sell Cristiano Ronaldo for a 200 million euros fee if it cannot resolve his current situation at the club, Goal.com can confirm.

The Portuguese superstar refused to celebrate his two goals during the 3-0 win over Granada on September 2, and claimed in the wake of the match that he was unhappy.

The former Manchester United man is one of 17 players returning to training on Wednesday after international duty and there has been a wave of speculation regarding his future at the club.

However, Los Blancos are determined to tackle the crisis and will hold talks between the player, coach Jose Mourinho and president Florentino Perez.

Although Ronaldo himself was quick to deny that a desire for a pay rise was the reason for his current state of melancholy, rumors have persisted that the Portuguese is eyeing an improved contract.

The Real Madrid No.7 earns nearly 10m euros annually on his current contract, a significantly lower sum than players such as Samuel Eto'o (20m euros) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (14.5m euros).

Spain's tax laws have undergone a recent change, and Madrid would now have to pay a 52 percent tax on the player's wages compared to the current 24 percent. This means that if it offers Ronaldo a contract in the region of 15m euros annually, the club will be forced to pay over 23m euros each year after tax.

Perez has voiced his confidence that the winger will not leave the Bernabeu, but ABC news reports that two mystery clubs, believed to be Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala, would be prepared to offer him a 20m euros annual salary.

The capital club paid an unprecedented 100m euros fee for his services in 2009, and he could be set for another world-record transfer if the talks prove to be fruitless.



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