Real 'won't interfere' with Ron

President Calderon plays the waiting game over summer capture

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has insisted the Spanish giants 'will not interfere' with Manchester United over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Primera Division champions' much-publicised interest in Ronaldo has culminated in the transfer story of the summer with the Portugal international remaining coy over his future at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo is expected to announce his intentions within the next 48 hours, with reports speculating that he will express his desire to leave the Premier League and UEFA Champions League holders.

United have already reported Real to Fifa over their pursuit of the winger however, in a fresh twist, Calderon has stressed the club will not 'create any problems' for the Old Trafford side until they have the green light to formally approach the player.

Make a move

"We will not make a move until the team (Manchester United) says they want to sell the player," said Calderon. "Right now they are saying the contrary and there's little we can do.

"Once Ronaldo announces his future and once his club accept to sell him then we would have talks.

"Right now, he is a player of Manchester United and we will not interfere or create any problems.

"Ronaldo is under contract with another team and we cannot think about him but focus on the players we have."


Calderon went on to explain that Real will not be making wholesale changes over the summer.

"We will not even make two signings," he added. "We have a young team.

"We have made 19 signings in the last two years and what we really want is for the team that we have to consolidate itself.

"We have young players, who will grow and that is our hope."