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Real Madrid is life for Cristiano Ronaldo; $300m China move rejected

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An unnamed Chinese Super League club offered Real Madrid $300 million for the services of Cristiano Ronaldo. The deal included an annual salary package of $104m for the 31-year-old. However, the Portuguese forward has no interest to leave Los Blancos.

“From China, they’ve offered 300m Euros to Real Madrid and more than 100m per year to the player. But money is not everything. Real Madrid is his life. Cristiano is happy at Real Madrid and it is impossible to go to China.” Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent said to Sky Sports in Italy.

The 50-year-old super-agent also added that China is a new market in football. The league is capable of making expensive signings. However, it will be impossible to prize Ronaldo away from Madrid.

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“Cristiano is the best player in the world and best ever. It is normal to have some offers.” Mendes added.

The revelation from Mendes comes shortly after Carlos Tevez’s big money move to Chinese club Shanghai Shenua. The deal will reportedly make the Argentine the world’s highest-paid footballer, according to BBC.

Shanghai Shenua is coached by former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet. Tevez is reportedly being offered a deal worth $49m. The 32-year-old will earn in excess of $380,000-a-week in China.

According to the claims made by Mendes, Ronaldo would have earned in excess of $2m-a-week should be have moved to the Chinese Super League. This deal would have trebled the world record transfer fee of $109m paid by Manchester United to Juventus for the services of Paul Pogba this summer.

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The former Manchester United winger recently won the European Championship with Portugal. Mendes tagged this win  as winning the Italian Serie A with Genoa.

The man from Funchal, Portugal helped Real Madrid win the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016 by scoring a hat-trick in the final, earlier this week.

Ronaldo recently revealed that he is capable of playing for another 10 years after signing a new deal with Real Madrid. The Portugal captain extended his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021.

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