Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is confident of signing a new deal with the Spanish football club.

Speaking while on duty with the Portuguese national team, Ronaldo, who joined Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United commented: "I am calm and not worried about it, I know we will reach a deal."

Ronaldo's current contract expires in June 2015 and the fact there are only two seasons left to run has caused speculation that Manchester United could be preparing a bid to take him back to play in England.

If Ronaldo fails to agree to a deal in the coming months, Real Madrid would be placed in an awkward situation where they would have to consider selling him at a cut price or seeing him leave for free when his deal expires.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also spoke about Ronaldo as he continues his current round of interviews and appearances in the press.

Perez was installed as club president for a fourth term last week after the new rules that he put in place with the support of senior club members. He made it virtually impossible for anyone else to meet the conditions, especially a 75-million-euro bank guarantee, needed to stand as a presidential candidate against him.

(Agencies)

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