A few European newspapers have reported this based on leaked documents obtained by German weekly Der Spiegel.

 

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, who is also the client of Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has also been slammed with the same charges.

 

Both Ronaldo and Mourinho say that they have fully abided by with British and Spanish fiscal requirements.

 

"The information in the hands of the tax office correspond to what we have learned in the media," Jose Enrique Fernandez de Moya, secretary for Spain's tax office, told radio station COPE

 

"What I can say is that the tax agency is an extraordinarily professional agency and, as it has to, will carry out the inspections it sees fit," he added.

 

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According to AFP, Ronaldo's lawyers told the newspapers at the heart of the investigation that a Spanish tax audit aimed at the Portuguese was "still in progress."

 

Earlier, Ronaldo's arch-rival and arguably best footballer at present, Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud. Messi and his father were found guilty of three tax fraud, and a Barcelona court had sentenced them to 21 months.

 

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However, according to the Spanish law, a tax prison sentence under two years can be served under probation, meaning Messi and his father did not go behind bars.

 

While Messi's fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano was handed a one-year suspended sentence for tax fraud.