Ronaldo: Real Madrid dream is dead

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo insists any summer move to reigning la Liga champions Real Madrid is dead, and that he is fully focussed on defending both the Premier League and Champions League with Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has been long been linked with the Bernabeu giants, irking Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson to the extent that he commented that he 'would not sell them a virus'.

However, Ronaldo, who is set to take on Arsenal in the Champions League semi-finals second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, has now moved to quash rumours of a summer switch to the Spanish capital once and for all.

“I’m no longer thinking of Madrid. That dream is dead,” he told the Sunday Mirror.

“The only thing I dream about now is Manchester United and winning the Champions League again in Rome.”

But rumours regarding Ronaldo and Real Madrid are not likely to cease, with the Madridistas' presidential election on the horizon.

Prospective candidate and former president Florentino Perez is just one of the hopefuls promising to sign the player should he be elected.

While fellow candidate Eduardo Garcia claims to have agreed a deal with Chelsea front-man Didier Drogba.

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