Several Spanish newspapers including heavyweight ABC echoed the rumours later on.
There was Twitter silence from both Cristiano and the 26-year-old reporter for Real Madrid's official club channel Real Madrid TV, this afternoon.
The footballer is said to have spent New Years Eve alone with his son Ronaldo Jr after the couple’s trip to Dubai ended with a massive argument.
But Shayk’s agent insisted after confirming the break-up: “She has been very close to his family throughout their relationship.“ "Any negative rumours about Irina’s and Ronaldo’s family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split.
Irina has no comments at the moment." Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas set a precedent at the Spanish club for dating attractive TV reporters by honing in on stunning brunette Sara Carboneras.
The 30-year-old superstar recently credited agent Mendes with having a huge impact on his career and said of the agent's influence during his move to Manchester United as an 18-year-old: 'What Jorge did for me at 18 with the words of Ferguson was a dream.
To play in Sporting and move was "wow, what is that?
"During the appearance, Ronaldo spoke about his relationship with his son and said he will tell Cristiano Jnr who his mother is when 'the time is right' and rejected pressure to publicly announce her identity.'This kind of trophy depends on votes and Messi won competitions,' Ronaldo said. In terms of individual [performances] I probably did the best season of my career, which is good. Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to a stunning TV reporter following confirmation of his split from Russian model Irina Shayk.Gorgeous Spanish sports reporter Lucia Villalon is rumoured to be dating Cristiano Ronaldo after the pair were pictured celebrating the striker’s third Ballon d’Or win on their way back from Zurich.Speculation Irina and Cristiano’s near-five year relationship was over first surfaced after Irina, 29, missed the glitzy ceremony last week following her decision to unfollow her ex on Twitter.Pretty brunette Lucia Villalon, who was in Zurich, started tongues wagging after posting a selfie on Twitter of her and Ronaldo holding his Ballon d'Or on the plane to Madrid.State broadcaster RTE named law and journalism graduate Lucia as Cristiano’s possible new girlfriend on a morning show today.