Ronaldo can't block Neymar move, says Marcelo

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Perez's public stance on the issue has been very clear, with the club chief regularly saying the player is under contract for another three years, something he again repeated during last months' Champions League final celebrations in Kiev.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wishes to stay in Europe if he carries out his threat of leaving the Spanish capital this summer - ruling out any potential move to Major League Soccer or the Chinese Super League at this stage of his career.

Meanwhile, the Ream Madrid's long-serving full-back told reporters while readying himself for World Cup duty alongside Neymar that Ronaldo has no say on Neymar's future at Madrid.

After the Champions League final win over Liverpool, in which Ronaldo made little impact, the Portuguese made the headlines after suggesting he could leave the Bernabéu. But one of the Portuguese star's closest friends Marcelo made sure that there would be no animosity between the pair if Neymar joined Real Madrid.

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The futures of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo are dominating headlines heading into the World Cup in Russian Federation.

The appearance of the Cristiano Ronaldo factor has given hope to the Neymar operation however. The surprise resignation of Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane last week may be pushing him toward finding a new team, sooner rather than later.

Ronaldo became one of the best players in the world during a six-year spell at Old Trafford before sealing a then world-record move to Madrid in the summer of 2009. Frustration over stalled contract talks is at the root of things, but the sentiment of deciding his future "in the next few days" has now stretched a couple weeks. I don't want to take over from the unique moment of my teammates who deserve it, who are real champions.

But which team at this summer's World Cup, which starts on Thursday in Moscow, is worth the most money in the market?