WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Deal or no deal?

20/06/2008 08:17

Ronaldo drops Real hint
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo last night all but admitted that he is looking to leave the European champions for Real Madrid. The 23-year-old finally broke his silence about his club future after Portugal's 3-2 defeat to Germany in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008. "In two or three days' time I will announce my future because the tournament is over for me," he said in Portuguese after the game. "I will speak to Manchester United. I will try to reach an agreement and we will see." "In the coming days there might be news," Ronaldo added. "The possibilities are great, but it does not depend on me.
"I think there is a specific proposal, let's see if we reach agreement in the coming days." Though when asked if he had made a decision regarding a move to Real Madrid, he replied: "No, not yet."
Neil Leigh, Manchester Evening News

Ronaldo dominates the newspapers today, although The Sun does claim Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart has told United and Chelsea to call off transfer talks until Holland’s Euro 2008 campaign has finished.

“Everybody knows I am willing to consider a move,” van der Vaart said, “but my main focus is purely on the national team.”

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