Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told "El Primer Palo" there is "no reason to get too concerned" about Cristiano Ronaldo exiting the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and suggested it may be too soon to make a move for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe.
Following widespread reports, a source told ESPN FC this month that Ronaldo, 32, is upset and angered by his treatment in Spain as he prepares to appear in court on July 31 to answer charges of a €14.7 million tax fraud.
The Portugal captain has been linked with former club Manchester United and long-time suitors Paris Saint-Germain, but Perez said he is relaxed about the situation, even if he has yet to speak to either Ronaldo or his agent Jorge Mendes.
"Cristiano has a contract with Madrid," Perez said. "I do not give all this the importance that others do. We must wait and we will speak after the Confederations Cup. He is angry. Many people have wanted to damage him with this tax issue, and other issues, and that affects him.
"We are delighted to have him at Madrid. I think Cristiano will also stay where he is. I have not spoken with Mendes about him. At the moment there is no reason to get too concerned."
Some pundits have questioned whether Ronaldo's ultimate aim is to get Madrid to pay the approximate €50m in taxes and fines likely required to avoid more serious punishment.
Perez said he was sure that the forward was not trying to squeeze his club to get more money.
"There are people who think all this is about getting a better contract, but in eight years [at Madrid] this has not happened," he said. "He is not like that. You cannot sign a new contract every year. Cristiano is not motivated by money."
Asked why Madrid had not publicly backed Ronaldo as Barcelona did with the "#WeAreAllMessi" social media campaign when Lionel Messi faced similar charges last summer, Perez made clear that his club left tax issues to their players and their advisors.
"I have not made the tax declaration of a player, Madrid is not responsible for that," he said. "We all have a duty to meet our obligations. I have spoken with the lawyers who represent [Cristiano] and from what they told me I do not believe there is any type of crime involved.
"It is a question of interpretation, not a crime. Many news stories are written in bad faith. We should have patience, and we can talk after the Confederations Cup. Or not talk. I do not know."
Perez was also asked about another ongoing court investigation, as he could potentially be called as a witness in the Neymar case in which investors DIS are challenging the 2013 deal which saw the forward move to Barcelona from Santos.
"I have not received anything [from the investigation] but if they call me I will go," construction magnate Perez said. "I do not know these people [DIS], nor have I had any dealings with them."
Perez, meanwhile, would not confirm he had spoken to the family of Monaco striker Mbappe and suggested Madrid would only look to complete a transfer if coach Zinedine Zidane thought the teenager was ready for the first team.
"I don't like to deny things -- don't ask me things that I cannot answer," he said. "I know that Zidane [spoke to Monaco] a few years back. At this age very few players have a place at Madrid. Zidane came aged 28...
"We must have patience. I sincerely do not know if Mbappe will come this summer. He must decide if he is coming here to play, or if it is better to keep developing. If Zidane gives me the OK, he would also have to tell me he was going to play him."
While Perez was speaking on "El Primer Palo," rival "El Transistor" radio show was claiming that Madrid had agreed a €6m deal to sign Everton target and former Barcelona man Sandro Ramirez from Malaga.
Asked to comment on the report, Perez said: "That's the first I've heard of it."