MADRID - Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon has denied the existence of a secret agreement by which Manchester United will sell Cristiano Ronaldo to the Primera Liga champions at the end of this season. Spanish daily El Mundo reported that a Real director had been overheard talking about the alleged accord, prompting a furious response from United manager Alex Ferguson who said he "wouldn't sell a virus" to the Madrid club. "It's absolutely false that there is any agreement with Manchester United on that subject, about which I am already tired," Calderon was quoted as saying on the club's website. "The issue is completely dead and that's why I don't want to talk about it anymore," he added, speaking at FIFA event in Tokyo where he was questioned about the El Mundo report. Ronaldo refused to talk about Real Madrid on Friday after United booked their place in Sunday's Club World Cup final, saying he was happy with the English Premier League champions. "Manchester did not agree to sell Ronaldo to Real Madrid last summer," Calderon said. "From that moment Real Madrid had other goals."
19 December 2008
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