Real Madrid expect Cristiano Ronaldo to make statement within next seven days

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make a formal statement regarding his future within the next week, according to reports.

The Times suggest that Real Madrid are preparing for their star player to clarify his situation.

It will end weeks of uncertainty surrounding the four-time Ballon d’Or winner.

It emerged last month Ronaldo was unhappy at Real Madrid and was angling for a move away after he became embroiled in a tax fraud scandal. The Portugal international felt the club did not offer him enough support over claims he swindled tax officials – a charge he vigorously denies.

In addition he’s thought to have grown frustrated with supporters who are quick to turn on him despite his outrageous contribution to the team since joining in 2009.

It led to suggestions he could make a sensational return to Manchester United, while Paris St Germain and Chelsea have also been linked with the four-time Champions League winner.

However it would seem Ronaldo has decided to remain at the Bernabeu.

Having been given permission to leave the Confederations Cup early and miss today’s third-place play-off Ronaldo returned to Madrid. While there he held brief discussions with Real Madrid officials. According to Marca, the mouthpiece of the club, he gave assurances that his immediate future is at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo then travelled to the United States to be united with his newly born twins.