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Florentino Perez speaks about Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Morata to United and more

It was the right time for the president to address some of the rumors.

Previews - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Handout/UEFA via Getty Images

Florentino Perez was officially re-elected as Real Madrid's president this Monday and he didn't wait much longer and talked to the press all day long. Perez addressed the rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and also some of the potential departures like Morata or James Rodriguez.

Cristiano Ronaldo

"I have not talked with him just yet as we don't want to ruin his concentration during the Confederations Cup. Some journalists have been pretty much saying he's a criminal and that's not easy to understand for a person of his integrity and values. The presumption of innocence has not been respected this time," said Perez. "We will talk when he comes back from Russia."

"We trust him and we really believe him," he added.

Kylian Mbappe

"The world's best players have always played for Real Madrid. I still have to talk with Zidane and we will discuss these matters soon," said Perez. "We know that he wants to play for Real Madrid, he's got pictures with everyone and with our jerseys and the same happened with Asensio, who slept under a Real Madrid shirt. We are very happy that these big players want to come to Madrid," he added.


"Yes, Mbappe and Milan's goalkeeper as well. If they're good, Real Madrid will be interested in them at the right time," said Perez. "Yes, we're paying close attention, but don't force me to say anything else," he added. "We will know what Zidane thinks about this when he comes back from his holidays."

Morata, James and other departures

"Nobody sent us any kind of offer and the same happens the other way around as we have not offered anything. The things which have been published are not true other than the Theo rumors, which happened before the Champions League Final," said Perez.

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