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Pepe: Ronaldo will stay

Created on 29 Dec., 2012 6:58 PM GMT

Real Madrid centre-half Pepe believes Cristiano Ronaldo will extend his contract with the club.

The former Manchester United attacker is rumoured to have grown unhappy with life at the Santiago Bernabeu, and has been recently linked with a move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The French side are also reportedly interested in signing Real manager Jose Mourinho, who is enduring a difficult period as his team find themselves in third place in La Liga, 16 points off arch-rivals and table-toppers Barcelona.

"Cristiano is happy at Real Madrid and focused on helping the team. I'm sure he'll extend his contract," Pepe said.

"However, I'm not sure what Mourinho will do. There are no certainties. Only the boss knows what the future holds for him, but I hope he stays because we need him."

Pepe then took the time to comment on Real's recent struggles in La Liga, and said the team have only themselves to blame.

"It's not about Barcelona being better, it's about Madrid being worse," he said.

"At Madrid we are like one big family. We're all united because we know we have to be, otherwise we're going nowhere."

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