Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to dispel rumours of an imminent deaprture from Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from United, with Real Madrid reportedly lining up a record-breaking £100million bid.
And, despite chief executive David Gill insisting Ronaldo will not be leaving in the summer, the 23-year-old has said he would make a decision on his future in the next two weeks.
The player appeared to reaffirm his commitment to United in the immediate aftermath of their Champions League triumph in Moscow, but within hours, Ronaldo was ambivalent about his plans.
“I don’t promise anything, I don’t promise anything to my mum, I don’t promise anything to the supporters,” he said.
“I want to stay, but the future… no-one knows. I want to stay. We are going to see in the next two weeks, I don’t say I make a decision.”
Meanwhile, Real president Ramon Calderon has refused give up his hunt for the portuguese winger.
“Players play where they want to. If a player decides to leave a club then he cannot be stopped, the days of player enslavement have gone. Nobody can prevent them from changing clubs,” he said.
“(Ronaldo) is an extraordinary player. If he makes a firm decision that there is nobody that can keep him back.
“I have already said that providing Manchester United want to sell, we will ask about him, and if he wants to come and we can pay what is being asked.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s David Gill has played down reports that Ronaldo’s future was discussed when he met Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.
“I just said hello,” Gill told Sky Sports News.
“There was no need to say hands off, because there are no hands on.
“I just said hello. I know him from various Uefa meetings.”
Asked if Ronaldo’s name was mentioned, Gill added: “No. Before the match I wasn’t thinking about these sorts of things.”