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Real Madrid are set to accept a €100 million offer from Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a report by Spanish TV show “Jugones.”
The show, broadcast on Spanish station La Sexta, claimed that the Portuguese forward, 33, will be allowed to leave this transfer window after nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Earlier this summer, Ronaldo threw his future into doubt by talking about Real Madrid in the past tense after beating Liverpool in the Champions League final, and talks over a new contract have stalled.
And reports linking Ronaldo to Juventus have intensified this week. Marca reported on its front page on Tuesday that transfer negotiations with Juventus had begun, and a deal would go through barring a last-minute turn. Portuguese newspaper A Bola also led with a report that talks are underway.
The reported club-record offer from Juventus is expected to make Ronaldo the highest-paid player in their history, despite Madrid willing to match whatever Juve pay in wages, with Marca earlier reporting that figure to be €30m a year in Turin.
This could then free up funds for Real Madrid to pursue long-term target Neymar.
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