Manchester City are in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year deal following his request to leave Juventus
|Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in talks with their arch rival Manchester City on a possible transfer to the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are in negotiations with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Sky in Italy, the Portugal captain has informed Juventus via his agent Jorge Mendes that he no longer wishes to play for the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo also informed his Juventus teammates that he wants to leave. Jorge Mendes will be in direct contact with Man City today to discuss Ronaldo’s salary - it won’t be €31m net per season as current one 🇵🇹 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2021
Juventus are waiting for Manchester City official bid.
Ronaldo, who is in the final year of his contract with Juventus, was not part of City's summer plans, but he is being considered after the Premier League champions missed out on England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Significant impediments to any potential deal are Juventus' £25 million asking price for the 36-year-old attacker and his £500,000 weekly salary.
Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 for a cost in the region of £105 million and has scored 101 goals in 134 appearances, guiding the team win two Serie A crowns, one Coppa Italia trophy, and two Italian Super Cup triumphs.
According to Sky Italia, City are ready to offer Ronaldo a two-year contract worth £12.8 million (€15 million) per season.
At the Allianz Stadium, he currently earns €31 million (£26.6 million) per year after taxes.
Juventus are waiting for Manchester City official bid to arrive in the next hours to reach an agreement as soon as possible. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave and he won’t be available for next match. 🚫🇵🇹 #Ronaldo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
Mendes is now discussing Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester City.
There is still work to be done before a deal can be completed, and time is running out to do so before Tuesday's summer transfer deadline.
Ronaldo wishes to continue playing at the top for as long as possible, however, not everyone at City believes he is the solution to their striking problem.
Juventus, who want to offload Ronaldo before his contract expires next summer, are in advanced talks to sign Moise Kean from Everton. Kean scored 17 goals in 41 games last season while on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.
Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling could be on his way out of Manchester City but Gabriel Jesus is staying as Pep Guardiola wants to keep him, according to reports.
Manchester City are also working on the outgoings to proceed with official bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. Raheem Sterling could leave Man City if right bid arrives. 🔵🇵🇹 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo he wants to leave. Gabriel Jesus will stay - as Pep wants to keep him.
More updtaes this morning from @FabrizioRomano on Twitter
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Juventus training center after 40 minutes to say goodbye to his teammates. He only wants to leave the club in the next hours. 🇵🇹🚫 #Ronaldo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2021
NO training today. Ronaldo is waiting for Mendes to bring the official bid as it’s still verbal with Man City.
Juventus are trying to sign Moise Kean from Everton as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus are in contact with Everton for Moise Kean, he’s one of the names in the list. Mino Raiola is taking over the negotiations - Juve will soon decide new strikers plan after Ronaldo decision. 🔵🇮🇹 #EFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
PSG only made a loan bid for Kean in June - turned down by Everton.