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Ronaldo hints at Real exit


Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo.

CRISTIANO Ronaldo has offered another hint that his future lies away from Real Madrid by insisting reports he has signed a new contract with the club are "false".

Madrid president Florentino Perez has made re-signing the Portugal international his number one priority and said he hopes Ronaldo retires with the club. But with some reports circulating that a deal was close, the 28-year-old, who has been reluctant to enter talks, took to Twitter to say this was not the case. "All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false," Ronaldo (below) said.

There has been regular speculation about his future at Madrid over the past few months with reports linking him with a number of clubs in England and France, most notably Manchester United, Paris St Germain and Monaco. Madrid have shown no sign of being willing to sell a player who remains under contract until 2015.

Perez claimed last weekend Ronaldo was ready to talk about a new deal, but also confirmed that no formal discussions had taken place yet.