Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club.
The Portugal captain is currently on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with his national team.
Ronaldo is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.
Marca had quoted the forward as saying “I am leaving Real Madrid.
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“I have made a decision. There is no turning back.”
The Daily Marca however, reports on Sunday that when Zidane heard Ronaldo had sworn to quit he broke off from his family holiday and called his prolific striker to tell him Madrid “needed him for his goals, and also his winning mentality.”
Marca also reported that club captain Sergio Ramos had called Ronaldo to ask him to stay.
In just 265 games for Real Madrid Ronaldo has scored 285 goals, winning three Champions League finals in four seasons.