Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to join Juventus this summer, according to Guillem Balague.
According to Sky Sports News, Realmadrid are considering an £88m bid from the Italian champions, who are ready to offer the five-time Ballon d’Or winner a lucrative contract to leave the Bernabeu.
Balague says Ronaldo is keen to push through a move to Turin and that Madrid are prepared to allow the Portugal international leave after nine successful seasons in Spain.
“There was a meeting between Ronaldo’s representatives and Real Madrid last night in which the club heard he wants to go. That is the only thing he wants to do.
“Quite clearly Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo know of each other’s intentions,” said Balague.
“Finally Real Madrid caved in and said ‘Okay, if anybody comes with a bid of 100m euros (£88m) then okay we will let you go’. That is where we stand.
According to Skysport transfer talk continued on Friday between Juventus, Madrid and Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes.
Juve managing director Giuseppe Marotta has remained tight-lipped on the possibility of signing the Portuguese.
When asked by Sky in Italy if Juve fans can “start dreaming about Cristiano Ronaldo”, Marotta responded: “I won’t speak about that”