Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence over 'disrespectful' transfer news as Juventus star slams links to Real Madrid

CRISTIANO RONALDO has dismissed speculation linking him with a return to Real Madrid as 'disrespectful'.

Some reports claimed the Juventus star was being lined up for a stunning return to the Bernabeu this month.

And others suggested he could instead link up with Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.

But Ronaldo has shot down talk of leaving Turin a year before his deal expires.

In a statement slamming the rumours, he declared: "Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work.

"Less talk and more action, this has been my guiding motto since the start of my career.

"However, in view of everything that’s been said and written recently, I have to set out my position.

"More than the disrespect for me as a man and as a player, the frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff.

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"My story at Real Madrid has been written. It’s been recorded. In words and numbers, in trophies and titles, in records and in headlines.

"It’s in the Museum at the Bernabeu Stadium and it’s also in the minds of every fan of the club.

"And beyond what I achieved, I remember that in those nine years I had a relationship of deep affection and respect for 'merengue afición', an affection and respect that I retain to this day, and that I will always cherish.

"I know that the true Real Madrid fans will continue to have me in their hearts, and I will have them in mine.

I'm breaking my silence now

"As well as this most recent episode in Spain, there have been frequent news and stories associating me with a number of clubs in many different Leagues, with nobody ever being concerned about trying to find out the actual truth.

"I’m breaking my silence now to say that I can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name.

"I remain focused on my career and in my work, committed and prepared for all the challenges that I have to face.

"Everything else? Everything else is just talk."

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Ronaldo's statement came after Real boss Carlo Ancelotti ruled out a late move this summer.

The Italian tweeted: "Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect.

"I have never considered signing him. We look forward."

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