Ronaldo tells Real Madrid teammates: “I am leaving. I have made a decision. There is no turning back.”

The Portugal international is understood to have grown “really upset” at the Bernabeu due to an ongoing tax probe, being accused of defrauding the authorities of around £13m.

According to Spanish outlet Marca the 32-year-old, who has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances since joining Los Blancos from Manchester United for a then-record fee of £80m in 2009, is unwilling to reverse his decision.

It would take a bid of £874.88m to meet the buyout clause of the club’s all-time top scorer, however, and Madrid have further leverage as the Portuguese signed a new five-year deal last year.

Ronaldo is currently away on international duty with Portugal, where he is reported to have told his teammates: “I am leaving Real Madrid. I have made a decision. There is no turning back.”

Paris Saint-Germain and Man United are both rumoured to be interested in signing Ronaldo, who Madrid may allow to leave for a sum of £158m.

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