Cristiano Ronaldo misses Juventus training as Manchester City move edges closer - sources

Frank Leboeuf asks Pep Guardiola how Cristiano Ronaldo would be incorporated into his Manchester City team. (1:11).
ESPN sources claim that Cristiano Ronaldo missed Juventus training as his move to Manchester City is closer.

ESPN reported on Thursday that Ronaldo was close in finalizing an agreement with City, according to sources. They spoke to Pep Guardiola, a manager.

- Do you not have ESPN? Get instant access

ESPN was informed by sources at Juve that Ronaldo didn't train on Friday. However, he was at Continassa to see his teammates and say goodbye.

ESPN reported that sources said that Juve has not received an offer from any club to be their No.7.

City had named Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur's forward, their No. 1 target. They had Harry Kane as their No. 1 target for this summer, but the England captain made it clear that he would not be leaving Spurs. The Premier League champions then turned their attention to Ronaldo.

Ronaldo's future was the topic of much speculation this summer. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldo, took aim at the "disrespectful transfer talk" on Instagram.

After nine seasons at Real Madrid, Ronaldo joined Juve as a player in 2018. He won the Champions League four more times and LaLiga twice.

He won the Serie A title in Italy twice, his first and second seasons.

The 36-year old would move to City if he is successful. He would be returning to the Premier League for first time since 2009, when he left Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney, United's legend, has been questioning his former teammate's move to City.

The Derby County manager said that he didn't know what to think of the situation and spoke out at a press conference. "If you ask me if it's possible, then I have serious doubts that it's possible.

"Cristiano is a legend at United. He's not going to leave United for financial reasons, I think.

"I would be unsure if it's going to happen. It's more likely that it will be Paris Saint-Germain than if he leaves Juventus.

If Ronaldo completes his move from City, he will face his old rival Lionel Messi. They were drawn together in the Champions League group stage alongside PSG.