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PSG move possible, Ronaldo agent says

May 3, 2013
By ESPN staff

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent is not ruling out the possibility the player could move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Cristiano Ronaldo
GettyImagesCristiano Ronaldo's future has been the subject of speculation for several months

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Ronaldo, 28, has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu since saying in September last year that he was “unhappy”. In February, he said that his sadness had passed, but he has yet to agree terms on a contract extension, and speculation over his future has persisted. 

ESPN understands Manchester United have been working on a package to tempt the Portugal international back to Old Trafford, but PSG’s vast wealth could pave the way for a move to Ligue 1. Jorge Mendes, the forward’s agent, has done little to discourage that speculation.

“With strong players, it is normal that big teams are interested,” he told Radio Mana Mana. “Paris Saint-Germain is a possibility.”

Angel Di Maria, another of Mendes’ clients, has also been linked with an exit, although it would appear rumours of a move to Juventus have little foundation.

“I think it’s hard to see him going to Italy," the agent said. "The transfer would require a significant amount of money, and Italian teams don’t spend like they used to.”

Mendes also put his client Jose Mourinho’s chances of joining Chelsea at 80%, with the coach's exit expected to pave the way for a clear-out of the agent’s players at the Bernabeu.

One player who appears certain to remain is Karim Benzema. The France striker’s agent, Karim Djaziri, told calciomercato.com that there is no prospect he could be tempted by PSG or Juventus.

“It’s not even worth commenting on these rumours,” he said. “As I have said many times, and never tire of repeating, my client will not leave Madrid.”