Italian champions, Juventus, have made an offer of 100 million euros ($116.6 million) for Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, according to various media reports on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay on Saturday, hinted after May’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
Spanish sports daily Marca cited reports of Ronaldo looking for a home in Turin, after the Italian press earlier said a bid had been lodged by Juve.
Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is Real’s all-time record goalscorer with 450 goals and was applauded by Juventus fans last season after scoring a spectacular overhead kick in the Champions League quarter-finals at the Juventus Stadium.
Also on Wednesday, Real Madrid were moved to post an official statement on their website denying reports they had made a world-record bid for Paris Saint-Germain teenager Kylian Mbappe, after the 19-year-old’s breathtaking display in France’s World Cup win over Argentina.
“Real Madrid has not made any offer to PSG or the player and condemns the spreading of this type of information that has not been proven by the parties concerned,” said the European champions.
Meanwhile Madrid have also dismissed as “absolutely untrue” reports of a 310 million-euro ($360-million) bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar.
The colossal transfer claim was made by Spain’s public television station TVE on Monday evening.
Real were quick to knock it down, saying in a statement they had not been consulted by TVE before the broadcast.
“Real Madrid have made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player,” the European champions added.
The report came hours after Neymar’s Brazil saw off Mexico 2-0 in the World Cup last 16 in Russia to set up a tantalising quarter-final clash with Belgium.
Neymar, 26, became the world’s most expensive player last year when he moved to PSG from Barcelona for 222 million euros.
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