Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after winning a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga Spain.A Spanish judge has summoned Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has not spoken to Real Madrid officials about a transfer away from Spain and he is not expected to leave the European champions during the summer, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Monday.

"The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations".

Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in court on July 31 following allegations of tax evasion from Spanish prosecutors, according to reports.

Ronaldo has become one of the biggest household names in professional soccer over the last decade and one of the most decorated players in the world, vying with Argentinian star Lionel Messi year after year for the top awards across both professional and global football.

The agency published copies of the certificates. The prosecutor recommended a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost 800,000 euros ($890,000). A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime.

Russia's players attend a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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The Portuguese global, whose header salvaged 1-0 win over Russian Federation in Wednesday's Confederations Cup, has been targeted by Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco after a Spanish authorities accused Ronaldo of tax-fraud evasions, per Marca.

Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud.

Spanish tax authorities believe Mourinho used an image rights company based in the British Virgin Islands, part of a chain of companies, including two in Ireland linked to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes.

Last year, Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud along with his father and, though the Barcelona star was sentenced to 21 months in prison, did not serve time as it was suspended.

Perez defended the 32-year-old, insisting the latest tax scandal to engulf one of football's biggest names was merely a "misunderstanding".

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