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Cristiano Ronaldo has delivered a snub to Manchester City by promising he will not leave Real Madrid for Eastlands.

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Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real in 2009, when City were rumoured to be interested, and it appears he is still on the radar in the blue half of Manchester.

Ronaldo has delivered excellent performances for Real, but has been put in the shade in Spain and Europe by the Barcelona side of Lionel Messi, Xavi and co.

It has been claimed mega-rich City were readying a package to lure Ronaldo away from the Bernabeu but he has no intention of jumping ship.

"I'm not going to City," Ronaldo told the Cadena COPE radio station. "I give you my word I'm not going. Money is not the most important thing.

"If it was for money I could have double what I have. If it was for money I would leave.

"The most important thing is the behaviour of the people and they treat me tremendously here and I am very happy in Madrid."

Ronaldo is prepared to pledge his long-term future to Real by saying: "I would sign for 10 years. For Madrid, until the end of my career."

Ronaldo believes his side can go on to win the Champions League for the first time since 2002.

"We had the potential to win more (last season),'' he said. "I'm not obsessed by the Champions League, but I'm very excited about winning it - if you have a good coach and good players, everything arrives sooner or later.''

Ronaldo says boss Jose Mourinho is the best there is.

"He knows what he has to do to make the team win and I am sure we will do better in his second year at Madrid, as happened with me,'' he added. "Mourinho is the best: he has shown that in all the leagues he has coached in. He knows better than anyone that we have to improve in all aspects and only those who work with him know what he is like.

"I would prefer to have scored half the goals and won the league or the Champions League. But I've felt more comfortable (than last year) and, individually, this was perhaps my best season.''

Madrid have been linked with Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero, Brazil's Santos striker Neymar and Benfica full-back Fabio Coentrao - and Ronaldo believes all three would be great signings.

"Kun (Aguero) and Neymar are two great players and Coentrao may be the best Portuguese player still playing in Portugal,'' he said. "Fabio would be a great signing. He is a nice guy, he's very ambitious, he runs a lot and he's a very good player.''

Ronaldo also hopes Madrid will keep striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent the second half of the season on loan at the Santiago Bernabeu from Manchester City.

"I would keep him,'' he said. "He is a very good footballer, but an even better team-mate. He is also very important in the dressing room. He's like Marcelo, he transmits a lot of joy and positive energy.''

Whichever players end up at Madrid next season, Ronaldo believes Barcelona can be caught.

"They won (last season) because they were the best, but no team is unbeatable,'' he said. "Barca have a great team and a good coach, but we'll get there. We have already shown in the cup and in other games (that we can compete). We want to beat them and difficult things bring a different pleasure.''


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