Ronaldo: I am breaking my silence

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has released a statement after transfer speculation linked the Portuguese forward with a return to Real Madrid. 

The 36-year-old was recently linked with a move back to his former club Los Blancos after reports suggested that manager Carlo Ancelotti wanted the striker back at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Ancelotti publicly denied that he interested in re-signing Ronaldo on Tuesday.

Read: Ancelotti breaks silence on Ronaldo

The LaLiga giants are not the only club to be linked with the Juve talisman, though, with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Manchester United all rumoured to be interested in securing his signature over the past few weeks.   

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has now taken to social media to set out his stance on the speculation surrounding his future. 

"Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work. Less talk and more action, this has been my guiding motto since the start of my career," Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. 

"However, in view of everything that’s been said and written recently, I have to set out my position. 

"More than the disrespect for me as a man and as a player, the frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff. 
 
"My story at Real Madrid has been written. It's been recorded. In words and numbers, in trophies and titles, in records and in headlines. It's in the Museum at the Bernabeu Stadium and it's also in the minds of every fan of the club.  

"And beyond what I achieved, I remember that in those nine years I had a relationship of deep affection and respect for 'merengue aficion', an affection and respect that I retain to this day, and that I will always cherish. 

"I know that the true Real Madrid fans will continue to have me in their hearts, and I will have them in mine. 
 
"As well as this most recent episode in Spain, there have been frequent news and stories associating me with a number of clubs in many different Leagues, with nobody ever being concerned about trying to find out the actual truth. 
 
"I'm breaking my silence now to say that I can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name. I remain focused on my career and in my work, committed and prepared for all the challenges that I have to face.

"Everything else? Everything else is just talk." 

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