Ronaldo told me he's staying at Juventus - Allegri

Julien Laurens and Gab Marcotti wonder if it is the right time for Juventus to part ways with Cristiano Ronaldo. (1:51).
Manager Massimiliano Allegri said that Cristiano Ronaldo had told Juventus that he will be staying with the club for this season.

Ronaldo lashed out at the transfer rumors about his future earlier this week, accusing people being "disrespectful", but not committing his future to the Serie A titans.

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Allegri stated that, ahead of Sunday's match against Udinese: "Cristiano is a good athlete and has never expressed his desire for a move to Juventus.

"He said he was staying to clear the matter."

Ronaldo, who still has one year on his contract with Juventus, signed for 100 million to Juventus in July 2018. Spanish late-night TV program "El Chiringuito", claimed Monday that Real Madrid was poised for a sensational comeback.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti disassociated himself from reuniting and Ronaldo before the Portugal international discussed his future on Instagram.

He wrote, "Anyone who knows about me knows how focused I am on work. Since the beginning of my career, I have been a firm believer in less talk and more action. Despite all the recent news, I must state my position.

"More that the disrespect for me, as a man, and as a football player, the frivolous manner in which my future is covered by the media is disrespectful towards all the clubs involved with these rumours as well as their players, staff, and players. Real Madrid has recorded my story. It has been documented. It's been recorded in words and numbers, as well as in titles and trophies, records, and headlines. It's in the Museum of Bernabeu Stadium, and it's also in every fan's mind.

"I can recall that during those nine years, I had a deep relationship of affection and respect for'merengue fanatic,' a love and respect that I still have to this day and will always treasure." I am certain that Real Madrid fans will always have me in their hearts and that I will keep them in mine.

Rumours about Ronaldo's future grew when he didn't attend a training match against the youth team of Juventus on Thursday.

Allegri said that Ronaldo did not play on Thursday due to a heavy training load and that he was given half a day off.

"[He] is an additional bonus for us because he guarantees a lot of goals. To get the best from an individual, we must also work together as a group.