Real Madrid denied media reports on Monday
they had been trying to arrange an exchange deal between Ronaldo and
Inter Milan striker Adriano.
"In the light of the reports about a possible deal involving Ronaldo and
Adriano Real Madrid would like to reiterate that they will not listen to
any offer nor will they negotiate the sale of Ronaldo," read a statement
on the club's website.
"The club would like to make it absolutely clear that neither the
president (Florentino Perez) nor any representative of the club will
consider an offer for the Real Madrid player."
Ronaldo, 28, joined Real for $46.3 million from Inter Milan in 2002 and
has been the club's leading scorer in each of the last three seasons. At
present he is touring the U.S. States and Asia with Real Madrid.
Although they have denied any interest in Adriano, Real have made no
secret of their desire to sign another Brazilian international, Robinho,
despite the unwillingness of his club Santos to sell him.
Spanish and English media have been reporting that if Real succeeded in
signing the 21-year-old forward they would be willing to sell England
striker Michael Owen, but as yet the club has not made any official
comment about the former Liverpool player's future.