Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United in advanced talks to sign Juventus forward

Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

BBC Sport understands a move to Manchester City won’t happen for the 36-year-old.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri confirmed Ronaldo had said he “no longer has any intention” of playing for the Italian giants.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Ronaldo “knows that we are here” during a news conference on Friday.
Ronaldo signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon for £12.2m in 2003 and scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the club.

During the news conference early Friday, before news of United’s approach broke, Solskjaer said he was surprised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wanted to bring his time in Italy to an in depth .
He added that Ronaldo had been spoken to by United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, his Portugal team-mate.
“I didn’t think Cristiano was getting to end up leaving Juventus,” Solskjaer said. “It’s been speculation this morning, speculation the previous couple of days, of course.
“I know Bruno has been lecture him also . He knows what we feel about him and if he was ever getting to move faraway from Juventus, he knows that we’re here.”
Manchester City had looked to be one among the favourites to land the previous Real Madrid player when some reports suggested personal terms had already been agreed between the 2 .
Speaking before City face Arsenal within the Premier League on Saturday, manager Pep Guardiola said: “Cristiano may be a Juventus player. I cannot add anything .
“In these three or four days left until the transfer window shuts, anything can happen but, in my view, there are few players – Cristiano Ronaldo included, Messi is another – they decide where they’re getting to play.
“Right now, my feeling is i’m quite delighted with the squad we’ve and that we will stay an equivalent .”
On Wednesday, Juventus told Ronaldo they were willing to sell him during the transfer window – but as long as their conditions were met by interested clubs.
“[Ronaldo] gave his contribution, he made himself available, now he leaves and life goes on,” Allegri said on Friday.
“Things change, it is a law of life. Juventus remains, which is that the most vital thing.
“He is to be thanked for what he has done, also as an example among the kids . But as I said, we must continue .”

According to reports, Ronaldo informed his Juventus colleagues he was set to go away this month after two years at the 36-time Serie A champions.
He then drove to the training ground on Friday morning but left before participating within the session.
A week ago, Allegri said Ronaldo had “never expressed a desire to leave” Juventus, which the player had told him he was staying at the Allianz Stadium.
Ronaldo himself called media speculation about his future “a disrespect on behalf of me as a person and as a player” during a lengthy Instagram post a couple of days earlier.

source : BBC