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Agent: Ronaldo PSG link, 80% Mourinho Chelsea return

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Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to agree terms on a contract extension at Real Madrid © Getty Images
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's agent is not ruling out the possibility the player could move to Paris Saint-Germain - and says there is an 80% chance of Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea.

Ronaldo, 28, has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu since saying in September last year that he was "unhappy". In February, he said that his sadness had passed, but he has yet to agree terms on a contract extension, and speculation over his future has persisted.

ESPN understands Manchester United have been working on a package to tempt the Portugal international back to Old Trafford, but PSG's vast wealth could pave the way for a move to Ligue 1. Jorge Mendes, the forward's agent, has done little to discourage that speculation.

"With strong players, it is normal that big teams are interested," he told Radio Mana Mana. "Paris Saint-Germain is a possibility."

Mendes put his client Mourinho's chances of joining Chelsea at 80%, with the coach's exit expected to pave the way for a clear-out of the agent's players at the Bernabeu. However, earlier on Friday the Real Madrid manager did not confirm his departure from the Spanish side, and dodged the rumours of a potential return to Chelsea.

Angel Di Maria, another of Mendes' clients, has also been linked with an exit, although it would appear rumours of a move to Juventus have little foundation.

"I think it's hard to see him going to Italy," the agent said. "The transfer would require a significant amount of money, and Italian teams don't spend like they used to."

One player who appears certain to remain is Karim Benzema. The France striker's agent, Karim Djaziri, told calciomercato.com that there is no prospect he could be tempted by PSG or Juventus.

"It's not even worth commenting on these rumours," he said. "As I have said many times, and never tire of repeating, my client will not leave Madrid."

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