Juve are growing increasingly confident of landing the Portuguese superstar in a stunning £88m deal from Real Madrid
Manchester United are ready to battle Juventus for former player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juve are growing increasingly confident of landing the Portuguese superstar in a stunning £88m deal from Real Madrid.
The Portuguese star is believed to have agreed terms with the Serie A champions, with just his transfer fee to be confirmed.
But United see no reason why they should not challenge Juve are are ready to offer Ronaldo a three-year deal, reports the Sun.
It is claimed Ronaldo has been the subject of discussions within United’s top brass and they are ready to make a move.
Could he really end up back at Old Trafford next season?
Shaqiri provides transfer update amid Liverpool and United links
Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri claims he will soon decide his future and that he hopes to stay in the Premier League , writes Mirror Football’s David Anderson.
Shaqiri is quitting Stoke following their relegation and he has an escape clause of between £12million and £14million in his Potters contract.
Liverpool are interested in the pint-sized forward, who has also been linked with Manchester United, and he says he will decide which club to join now that Switzerland are out of the World Cup.
“At the moment, I can’t say anything,” said the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan star.
“You’re going to hear soon on my future.
“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and I wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation.
“It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.
“Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football, everybody knows that.
“I hope I can stay in the Premier League. I hope so, but you never know with football. I don’t rule out anything.”
How much Manchester United could pocket from Cristiano Ronaldo’s £88million transfer to Juventus
Manchester United could earn a financial reward if Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus goes through, writes Mirror Football’s Thomas Bristow.
The Portugal captain has been the subject of an £88million bid from the Serie A giants and Los Blancos are thought to be mulling it over.
Ronaldo’s future in Spain has been uncertain ever since he spoke in past tense about the club shortly after winning the Champions League final.
And if the 33-year-old does seal a move to Turin, United could stand to financially gain from the transfer, despite not including a sell-on clause in the deal that took Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009.
Because United signed Ronaldo as an 18-year-old, they qualify for training compensation under FIFA’s Solidarity Mechanism rule.
Therefore, United should pocket around £2,640,000 if Juventus sign Ronaldo for £88m.