MADRID, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Although the on-off transfer of Tottenham Hotspurs winger, Gareth Bale is without doubt the long-running saga of the summer in Spanish football, whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo will finally pen a new contract with Real Madrid is also turning into a story of soap-opera length.
Ronaldo has now just under two years remaining on his current deal and unless he signs a new contract, he could leave either from free at the end of June 2015, or Real Madrid may be forced to selling him at a reduced price next summer.
There are rumors of meetings with Manchester United in Singapore and stories from the Real Madrid camp that a new contact is close to being agreed, if not already signed.
Both Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez and coach Carlo Ancelotti have said they expect Ronaldo to remain at the club, but so far Ronaldo appears to be reading from a different script.
"I have two more years ahead of me and renewing my contract is not something that worries me now," he said in an interview with Spanish sports paper, Diario AS on the verge of the new season kicking off.
"These things tend to happen naturally and sooner or later, we will know, but the situation doesn't worry me. I am happy and I don't think the world has come to an end," he continued.
One thing that most definitely has come to an end is the good relationship he enjoyed with former Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho and since Mourinho's departure to return to Chelsea in the summer, the crossed declarations between the pair have become increasingly frosty.
"I am not going to mention the name of that person. It is not worthwhile. I am sorry, but I am not interested in him," said Ronaldo when asked about his former boss.
He was much happier with Mourinho's replacement, Carlo Ancelotti, saying he was "a great trainer and a great person."
"I am very happy to work with him," he continued, adding that he hoped this season would see a re-enforced Real Madrid squad look to improve on last season when they were knocked out of the semi-final of the Champions League, finished second to FC Barcelona in the BBVA Primera Liga and lose out to Atletico Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.
"It's obvious we want to better, as last season we only won the Supercup," said the striker. "We are going to try and win the League and the Champions League. We have a great coach and we will see what happens," he concluded.
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their pre-season friendly games and kick off the new season at home to Betis on Sunday evening.