Manchester: Star Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly trying to engineer a shock move to Manchester City, the five-time champions of Premier League.
The 36-year-old Ronaldo has 12 months left on his contract with Juventus and has been linked with a move away from Serie A this summer.
L’Equipe reported that Ronaldo would be keen to join Man City, with Bernardo Silva or Aymeric Laporte potentially moving in the other direction to Juventus.
Ronaldo has reportedly spoken to several Manchester City players about the transfer, including Portugal team-mates Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo.
Man City are apparently willing to meet Ronaldo’s €31m-a-year salary but are not happy to pay a large transfer fee for the signing.
Man City has been hunting for a striker this summer and may still pursue Tottenham’s Harry Kane until the transfer window closes.