Madrid were rocked on Friday when Portuguese newspaper A Bola claimed the 32-year-old no longer wanted to play in Spain amid scrutiny over his tax affairs, a story that sources close to the player have seemingly since confirmed to other worldwide news outlets.
Spanish authorities have accused Ronaldo of using a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's tax office".
The Real Madrid superstar stands accused of owing as much as £13million, with Spanish prosecutors basing the case on four accounts of alleged fraud between 2011 and 2014.
Ronaldo posted an Instagram image yesterday saying: "Sometimes the best answer is to be quiet", in the wake of the allegations and later claimed he had a "clear conscience"".
Ronaldo, A Bola reported on Friday, privately feels upset at the treatment he has received from authorities in Spain and believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star player.
China would be one potential destination but the Portuguese forward's advisers would prefer he stayed in Europe, most likely either moving to Paris St-Germain or returning to the Premier League.
Marca also said that Real Madrid were doing everything in their power to try and change Ronaldo's mind. These are words of Cristiano to his selection partners in Russian lands, where he also dropped like a bomb the cover of "A Bola" in which it was announced the desire of Cristiano to leave Spain. He then won his fourth Ballon d'Or award before helping Real Madrid to a league and Champions League double in 2017.
At Real Madrid, Ronald has been the face of three Champions League titles and two La Liga championships, while scoring 285 goals across 265 career appearances for the Spanish Giants.
Spanish prosecutors had on Tuesday filed a formal lawsuit against the Real Madrid striker.