Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on rumours circulating about his club future, taking to social networking site, Instagram to hit out at the media over the way they have covered his future.
Ronaldo has been heavily linked away with a move from Turin this summer, with the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and former club, Real Madrid understood to be interested in signing the striker.
The 36-year-old for his part set the record straight on Tuesday, calling the rumours "a disrespect for me as a man and as a player".
"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. 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 afición”, 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.?
Earlier on Tuesday, Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti for his part dismissed speculation linking a potential return of Ronaldo to the Bernabeu, revealing that he never considered signing him.