With the dust settled on Portugal’s failed bid for a first-ever World Cup triumph, reports have emerged in the Spanish press about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Having failed to announce his club for next season ahead of the tournament, Marca has ramped up speculation following Portugal’s last 16 defeat to Uruguay – claiming Italian champions Juventus are prepared to make a move for the 33-year-old.
Although Juve are known for their relatively prudent spending, they are apparently willing to spend over £100 million on CR7 in the next four years, with Real happy to let him leave for less than his release clause – of €1 billion…
Speculation has intensified in the wake of the Turin club’s recent signing of Joao Cancelo – their first-ever deal with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
Any move could also be dependent on whether the European champions succeed in their apparent pursuit of Neymar, currently preparing for a World Cup quarter-final showdown with Belgium.