25 Oct 2008

Real Madrid give up on Ronaldo

1:44 pm on 25 October 2008

The Spanish football club Real Madrid says their pursuit of Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo is over.

Despite being contracted to Old Trafford until 2012 Ronaldo was heavily linked with a switch to Spain earlier this year.

But Real president Ramon Calderon says United wouldn't like to lose him so they've moved on.

Ronaldo scored 41 goals last season for United to spark a Premier League-Champions League double and Calderon admitted that the player is unlikely to move to Spain.