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    Cristiano Ronaldo Turned Down $106M From Chinese Club

    It would have been unprecedented. According to his agent, the soccer superstar chose to stay with Real Madrid despite an unnamed Chinese Super League club offering $106 million per year with a $317 million transfer fee — both record figures. Coming off his fourth world player of the year award, Ronaldo is hardly starving, but the deal would have dwarfed his $18 million salary. Agent Jorge Mendes dropped the news just after former Manchester United teammate Carlos Tevez signed with Shanghai Shenua — for a mere $14 million.

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