January 20, 2017 - 13:54 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined to offload Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Spanish publication Don Balon are claiming the Madrid president wants to flog the Portuguese star before his contract runs out.
Ronaldo, 31, signed a new five-year deal worth £365,000-a-week last year but Perez wants to sell his star player to make back some money, The Sun says.
Reports suggest he could sell Ronaldo in the summer 0f 2018 to a Chinese club - and that he has wanted to flog the Euro 2016 winner for two years.
Perez is wary of Ronaldo's influence in the Madrid dressing room and was angry when he sided with Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos during a row.
Don Balon also claim Perez thinks Ronaldo has seen his best years and the time has come for the attacker to be sold.
The sale of Ronaldo would help Madrid to make back some of the £80million that was spent to bring him to the Bernabeu back in 2009.
And Chinese clubs would be more than willing to splash out on the Fifa Best Player of the Year as they continue to spend big to bring the best players to their league.
Ronaldo has 18 goals in 22 games for Real this season and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer with 382 in 370 games and won two Champions Leagues during his seven years in the Spanish capital.
Carlos Tevez was recently made the highest-paid player in world football after agreeing a move to Shanhai Shenua – but if Ronaldo’s move materialises he would double his income.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, squashed the rumours within an instant by saying the Portugal captain is dedicated to Los Blancos.