Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's days at Bernabeu numbered? If former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is to be believed, soccer fans should cherish both superstars' final days in a Los Blancos uniform.
Calderon told ESPN that he thinks Ronaldo and Bale will decide to leave Real Madrid this summer and move elsewhere -- probably in the English Premier League. The former Real Madrid boss is puzzled why both players are mum about their future, which gives him a hint that Ronaldo and Bale are taking a wait-and-see approach.
"I get the impression that everything is possible for Ronaldo and Bale," Calderon said. "Both players have said nothing about what they will do at the end of this season, and that is because they want to wait and see what is happening at Real Madrid."
Los Blancos are surrounded by uncertainties after last season's debacle. Carlo Ancelotti was given the pink slip and his replacement, Rafael Benitez, did not last a full season at Bernabeu. Benitez was axed, paving the way for Zinedine Zidane's appointment as interim manager.
In the event Ronaldo and Bale decide to go into a different direction, Calderon said that they will have limited choices -- Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea -- because not all teams have the money to sign them.
Calderon said that one of them could move to Manchester United but he did not discount the possibility of seeing both Ronaldo and Bale with the Red Devils next season, considering the fact that the club is eager to win their first Premier League title in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
"United, clearly, are interested in signing both players and while it would be hard to do a deal to sign Ronaldo and Bale in the same summer, it is very possible that one could move to Manchester United," Calderon said. "Of course this is possible."
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich denied speculation that they were behind the transfer ban that was imposed on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Recent rumors suggested that the Bundesliga club informed FIFA about the possible violation, but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted that they had nothing to do with the investigations.