ABOVE: Manchester United have been working on a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in a £60m switch this summe
All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid is false
Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter
CRISTIANO RONALDO has given Manchester United fresh hope they can tempt him back to Old Trafford by dismissing talk he is signing a new contract at Real Madrid.
They are hopeful of piecing together a £250,000-a-week offer along with club sponsors Chevrolet and Nike to make the 28-year-old their biggest ever signing.
Yet Real president Florentino Perez last week insisted Ronaldo would be signing a new deal to replace the existing contract which runs until 2015, claiming the player would even retire at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese star tweeted: "All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid is false."
Such a step is highly unusual for Ronaldo, who in the past has maintained his silence when speculation over his future has been rife.
And it will provide encouragement to United officials that they can still pull off the transfer deal of the summer to start the David Moyes era with a bang.
Ronaldo has spent four seasons at the Bernabeu, scoring 201 goals in 199 games in all competitions and helping them win La Liga in 2012.
Earlier this week, Perez said: "I would bet Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid because it's the natural thing. We will negotiate the new contract before the start of La Liga and I am convinced that everything will come out well.
"To renew Cristiano before the start of the season is my desire and my ambition. We will do everything possible to make it happen."