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Friday July 12 2019
ADL: 'James needs Ancelotti'

Aurelio De Laurentiis said Napoli “are prepared to make sacrifices for James Rodriguez, but we ask Real Madrid to make them too. He only ever delivered with Carlo Ancelotti.”

The President repeated his stance that €45m for the Colombia international is unreasonable, especially as he wants to sign James on loan with option to buy.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Perez: 'Cristiano Ronaldo greatest player'

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez confessed Cristiano Ronaldo is “the greatest player I ever signed, an exemplary professional who never caused problems.”

CR7 won a record five editions of the Ballon d’Or, four of them while wearing the Real Madrid jersey, but requested a move to Juventus last summer.

“I assumed he wanted new challenges and he took advantage of that moment to embrace them,” Perez told Onda Cero.

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Saturday February 23 2019
Ancelotti: 'Bale too egotistical'

Carlo Ancelotti reveals the reason he left Real Madrid was a row with Florentino Perez over Gareth Bale’s “egotistic” attitude.

The Coach is currently at Napoli and has said they don’t score enough goals because they are too altruistic, but he warns there is a danger of going too far the other way too.

“Altruism in a squad is important, because if there’s something that drives me mad, it’s people who are egotistic in a match situation,” Ancelotti told Il Napolista.

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Tuesday November 27 2018
Sensi: ‘Roma would never sell Totti’

Former Roma President Rosella Sensi says they never considered selling Francesco Totti to Real Madrid “not even for a second”.

The Spanish giants wanted to make Er Pupone their next Galactico, and on September 11 2001 Florentino Perez made it clear at a lunch that he wanted to buy Totti.

“We were at a UEFA lunch before the match,” Sensi, daughter of legendary President Franco, recalled, speaking to AS.

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Monday October 29 2018
Ronaldo: I deserve Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo claims he ‘deserves’ the Ballon d’Or, Juventus were ‘a good move’ and that Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez ‘never spoke from the heart’.

Speaking to France Football, in an interview that will be released in its entirety on Tuesday, Ronaldo also revealed the pain his mother and sisters were going through as a result of the rape allegations levelled against him.

“I already know, in my heart, that I’m one of the best players in history,” explained the former Madrid superstar.

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Tuesday September 25 2018
Perez: ‘Ronaldo will return one day’

President Florentino Perez believes Cristiano Ronaldo “will return to Real Madrid” after hanging up his boots.

The Portuguese superstar joined Juventus in a €100m deal this summer, having become Los Merengues’ all time top goalscorer during his time in Spain.

“Cristiano has remained in the heart of all Madridistas,” Perez told El Chiringuito.

“If I saw him today I’d give him a big hug, he’s the worthy heir to [Alfredo] Di Stefano. One day he’ll return to Real Madrid.”

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Friday September 21 2018
Perez: ‘Ronaldo wanted to leave’

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez says Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo “wanted to leave for personal reasons” but “this will always be his home”.

The Ballon d’Or left Los Merengues this summer in a €100m deal, ending his time in Spain as the club’s top goalscorer with 450 goals in just 438 games.

“The release clauses that Real Madrid set for our players are to be dissuading,” Perez told club delegates, as reported by OK Diario.

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Monday September 17 2018
‘Ronaldo didn’t want to leave’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s biographer claims he didn’t want to move this summer because “Juventus will never be Real Madrid”.

Guillem Balague, a Spanish journalist based in the UK, released a book about the Portuguese superstar in 2015, and an updated version is now on sale in Italy.

For the launch of the book he spoke to La Repubblica, and offered his take on this summer’s €100m transfer.

“Cristiano no longer felt loved by Real,” Balague opined.

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Saturday September 1 2018
CR7 blames Perez for Modric win?

The controversy rumbles on after Cristiano Ronaldo bailed on the Champions League draw, as Luka Modric was named Best Player.

The Juventus star won the award for Best Champions League Midfielder of the Season, part of a Real Madrid clean sweep that also saw Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos and Modric win trophies.

However, the ultimate prize for Player of the Season went to Croatia international Modric.

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Thursday August 30 2018
Real-Inter row rumbles on

The row between Inter and Real Madrid rumbles on, but Luka Modric insists he wants “to stay at this club for many years to come.”

The two clubs threatened to sue each other over the approach for midfielder Modric, who today received the UEFA award for Champions League Player of the Season.

Despite reportedly pushing hard for a transfer to Inter over the summer, the Croatia international renewed his vows to the Merengues.

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