Why Juventus will not sign Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus have made an official approach for Manchester United’s Cristiano “The Man” Ronaldo.
It is understood the Portuguese superstar is keen on a move to the Turin giants, who will reportedly offer a staggering €75m.
Juventus are ready to offer a massive fee, according to The Independent, and would be happy to take on the 23-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan at Real Madrid.
But Ronaldo has insisted that he will not play in Italy, while Real are unwilling to part with him for less than €75 million.
“I am not here to talk about money.
I am here to play,” the Real Madrid forward said in a statement.
“I will play at Real.
I have not signed a contract with Real Madrid and they are happy to offer me the €75million fee.”
Juventus have been linked with a move for Ronaldo in the past, and are believed to be keen on the player as they try to strengthen their midfield.
The Bianconeri have also been linked to the former Manchester United man in recent days, but the club are reluctant to part of a deal that would leave him in Spain.
The Independent understands the Portuguese star will sign a one-year deal, but that would not include an option for him to play in Serie A for another season.
However, with Real unwilling to sell him to United, the Bianconero will likely have to wait for a transfer to happen in the next few weeks.
It is not the first time that Juve have made contact with Ronaldo, who was last in the market in March when he was reportedly offered €30m by Manchester United.
However, his future at the Bernabeu remains uncertain after he missed the club’s recent Champions League qualifying match against Real Sociedad with a thigh injury.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has previously said that his client has “no future” at Old Trafford, but Juventus are believed by some to have a different view.
Mendes is also understood to be looking to sell Cristiano, with United keen to cash in on his services.