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Published: Thu, June 22, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing


But a statement released by Mourinho's representatives Gestifute Media said he had not been informed personally of the accusations.

Ronaldo has always spoken highly of United and their fans since leaving, and it's hard to imagine him wanting to play for any other English side.

Barcelona and Brazilian star Neymar is also facing allegations of corruption and fraud over his transfer to the Spanish club in 2013 - a case which also involves his parents. Expected to be the outcome since the rumors of a departure surfaced, Perez was going to speak with Ronaldo after the Confederations Cup in order to not interrupt Portugal's concentration during their participation in Russian Federation.

Spanish publication Don Balon have reported that Real Madrid have set their sights on Alexis Sanchez.

United have been strongly linked with a move for their former forward, but Perez is not thinking about the possibility of Real losing their talisman. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain, are also clients of Mendes.

"Jose Mourinho has not received any type of communications related to this".

According to Spanish daily ABC.es, Ronaldo has listened to the counsel of his legal team and agreed to pay the almost 15 million euros in back taxes that he owes Spanish tax authorities.

It said the Spanish government, through the taxman, had issued a certificate saying he had complied "with all his tax obligations". The hearing will take place at 09:00 GMT on July 31 in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, in the suburbs of Madrid, according to Spanish press reports. A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime.

Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts.

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez, seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him.

The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court.

In July 2014 he was told he was being investigated and a year later he signed an agreement acknowledging unpaid tax on image rights, agreeing to pay a 1.14m euros penalty. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years.

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