Speculation has grown in recent months that Ramos and Ronaldo's relationship has suffered as a result of certain key decisions at Real, but the defender told broadcaster TVE (h/t Mikael McKenzie of the Daily Express):
"Nothing has ever happened between him and me. There has always been a great friendship between us.
"We have a lot of personality and have some different opinions, but we're pulling in the same direction."
Pressure at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is high at present, with Los Merengues eight points off leaders Barcelona in La Liga, not to mention trailing to Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Champions League group.
If that wasn't enough for the two players to clash, Dugout recently remarked on them being drawn against one another at the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
🇵🇹 Ronaldo vs. Ramos 🇪🇸 🏴 Kane vs. Alderweireld 🇧🇪 🇵🇱 Lewandowski vs. Rodriguez 🇨🇴 👥 Teammates going head-to-head at the @FIFAWorldCup this summer... https://t.co/eZKJnW2Z1R2017-12-4 16:29:34
Transfer decisions have been alleged as being behind the supposed feud, with Ronaldo said to have been upset by the departures of good friends Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and James Rodriguez, who is at Bayern Munich on loan.
Another of Real's defensive stars, Marcelo, was quizzed on the reported fallout between Ronaldo and Ramos in November but was unable to shed much light on the matter, per Goal:
A feud between Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo? Don't ask Marcelo... ✋ https://t.co/5QcCXjHTJV2017-11-19 10:30:44
Ronaldo previously hit out at the media for exaggerating the tensions between him and his club-mate, and when asked about the situation in November, he said, per Metro: "How can I talk to you if I say one thing and you write something else?"
The pair have gone on to accomplish great things together, including the honour of becoming the first team to successfully defend the Champions League crown with back-to-back wins in 2016 and 2017.