Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives continue to measure the interest of some of Europe’s top clubs despite having held talks with Juventus about the Portuguese captain’s future, sources told ESPN.
Ronaldo still has one year of contract with Juventus, but that hasn’t stopped the agents from assessing whether there is an appetite for the 36-year-old elsewhere.
Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester United are among the clubs that have been contacted to see if he could fit into their plans for the summer transfer window.
Ronaldo and his camp have yet to make a decision about his future, and sources have told ESPN that it is unlikely to be completed before the Euro. Portugal begins its campaign against Hungary on June 15 in Budapest.
Ronaldo has already spoken to new Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri after replacing Andrea Pirlo as coach and more talks are planned before the Serie A side returns for pre-training.
Sources have told ESPN that a move from Turin hasn’t been ruled out, but Ronaldo’s wage claims and Juventus’ asking price for his rights could prove stumbling blocks to a possible exit while the clubs still recover from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet won the Champions League with Juventus Turin. Photo by Nicol² Campo / LightRocket via Getty Images
Ronaldo scored 36 goals in 44 games last season, and while Juventus won the Coppa Italia, they were eliminated from the Champions League in Porto in the round of 16 and had to settle for fourth place in the league with champions Inter Milan, 13 points behind.
Sources have told ESPN that United haven’t ruled out signing a striker this summer despite agreeing to a one-year extension with Edinson Cavani.
Interest in Harry Kane remains but there are concerns about the financial outlay it would take to secure his exit from Tottenham as the 27-year-old still has three years on his contract.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will receive funding to reinforce his squad but has been told the club are working on a plan to add three new signings before the end of the August 31 transfer window.