Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester City offered opportunity to sign Juventus forward

The Portugal captain is out of contract at the Italian club next summer and his agent, Jorge Mendes, is understood to be looking for options.

Sky Sports has reported that City are understood to be interested in signing the forward before the transfer deadline on Tuesday, but it’s also believed they are reluctant to pay a transfer fee.

Manchester City have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is out of contract at the Italian club next season, and it is understood that they want to sell him to save on his massive wages. Juve pay Ronaldo £500,000 a week, plus tax, but they are also looking for a transfer fee for their star player.

According to Sky in Italy, City would be interested in signing the Portugal forward, but only on a free transfer, rather than paying the requested £21.4m. A two-year contract would be on the table, worth £12.8 million a season.

Super-agent Jorge Mendes is looking for options to get Ronaldo out of Juventus, who only used the forward off the bench in their opening Serie A draw with Udinese on Sunday.

A mouthwatering link up with arch-rival Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain has also been rumoured to be a possibility.

City have already spent £100m on signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa this summer, but they have missed out on Harry Kane, after the England captain confirmed he will be staying at Tottenham, at least for now.
Although Ronaldo is not necessarily a player City boss Pep Guardiola has been targeting, it is thought that the club will entertain a possible deal if all the cards fall into place.

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