Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus - Massimiliano Allegri

Frank Leboeuf asks Pep Guardiola how Cristiano Ronaldo would be incorporated into his Manchester City team. (1:11).
Massimiliano Allegri, the boss of Juventus, said Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo had told him he wanted to leave.

ESPN has been informed by sources that Ronaldo is closing in on a move to Manchester City. He was not present at Friday's Juve training session.

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Allegri said that Cristiano Ronaldo had told him yesterday that he no longer wants to remain at Juventus. Allegri spoke ahead of Saturday's Serie A match with Empoli. "For this reason, they have not selected him."

Allegri was asked if he was disappointed by Ronaldo's decision not to stay. He made a choice. [Omar] Sivori and [Alessandro] Del Piero as well as [Zinedine] Zidane, have all gone. "Juve is still the most important thing.

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.

According to ESPN sources, Ronaldo is currently in discussions with City rivals.

Wayne Rooney, a former teammate, has raised questions about the move.

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 great United legend. He's not going to leave United for financial reasons, I think.

Sources said that although there are still obstacles to overcome, including Juventus' demand for a payment, there is some optimism that a deal could be reached.

Juve would need around 28 million to allow Ronaldo to leave, but there is an eagerness to get the 36 year-old off the wage bills.