Real Madrid's Brazilian striker Ronaldo has
said footballers have nothing to hide after French media reports linked
Spanish clubs with a doctor involved in a doping investigation into
"We are always available for the controls, and the surprise checks from
the Federation and from UEFA. We have nothing to hide, we haven't done
anything," Ronaldo told a news conference on Thursday.
French daily Le Monde said it had seen documents which suggested
Eufemiano Fuentes, who is being questioned in connection with Operacion
Puerto in Spain, had helped in the physical preparation of Primera Liga
clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona, Real Betis and Valencia.
The newspaper said the documents featured signs which Spanish
investigators believe indicate banned drugs.
All the clubs mentioned in the article have denied having any kind of
relationship with Fuentes.