Manchester City are in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
The Portugal captain, through his agent Jorge Mendes, has told Juventus he no longer wants to play for the club, according to Sky in Italy.
Ronaldo, who is in the final year of his contract in Turin, was not in City’s plans this summer but he is an option they are considering after the Premier League champions missed out on signing England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Major stumbling blocks to any potential deal are the £25m fee which Juventus are demanding for the 36-year-old forward and his £500,000 a week wages.
Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 for a fee in the region of £105m and he has scored 101 goals in 134 games for the club, helping them to two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia crown and two Italian Super Cups.
Sky in Italy are reporting City are willing to offer Ronaldo a two-year contract, with a salary of £12.8m-per-season (€15m).
He is currently earning €31m (£26.6m) per year after tax at the Allianz Stadium.
There is still some way to go before a deal can be concluded and time is tight to complete a deal before Tuesday’s transfer window deadline.
Ronaldo wants to carry on playing at the highest level for as long as possible, but not everyone at City is convinced Ronaldo is what they need.
Juventus, who want to sell Ronaldo before his contract expires next summer, are in advanced talks to sign Moise Kean from Everton, who scored 17 goals in 41 games while on loan at Paris-Saint Germain last season.