A similar story made the front cover of AS on Wednesday morning with the headline "Neymar is negotiating with Real Madrid" and a similar figure quoted.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, tasted continental success when he lifted the Euro 2016 with Portugal but the Real Madrid star is keen on adding the World Cup to his illustrious trophies that he has won in his career.
Real Madrid have made signing Brazil worldwide Neymar as a priority and their officials have already met the forward twice in his homeland as he was recovering from the injury he suffered in March.
"Portugal have an interesting squad". But with him nothing is impossible. Speaking about the 2014 World Cup runners-up, Mourinho said, "I think that without Lionel (Messi), the Argentinian national team wouldn't be in contention".
Liverpool have been working hard to convince him to stay but the expectation now is that he will leave on a free transfer with Serie A champions Juventus currently favourites to sign him.
"No one can know that I'm back in Rio", was the claim uttered by the Madrid representative to countless people in March fully aware that, as the locals say "Río es un pueblo" (Rio is a small town) and people talk.
"There is a mixture between Brazilian natural talent, with a serious approach, physical, tactical".
"It's a team capable of defending well, of conceding few goals, with a good support base".
"When you lose, you can not be happy, but it will not affect what we do until the end of the season". They were able to get together players with the same game philosophy, adapted to that playing style.
Having undergone surgery after the injury, he has missed the club's last three games including their slim defeat to Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge last weekend.