Juventus have made a bid of £88 million for Cristiano Ronaldo with the pressure on Manchester United to make a counter offer if they want to resign their former star from Real Madrid.
United will be wary of being dragged into another wild goose chase when it comes to Ronaldo, having been led to believe the Portugal international wanted to leave Madrid four years ago to return to Old Trafford
On that occasion, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner merely used their interest as a bargaining chip and decided to sign a new contract to remain in Spain, but this could well be different with Juventus opening the bidding following Portugal’s World Cup exit and rumours that Ronaldo has fallen out with Real president Florentino Perez.
The 33 year-old, who has scored 451 goals for Real, hinted after their third successive Champions League final victory in May that he was considering taking on a new challenge after nine years at the Bernabeu.
Juventus, who have dominated Italian football over the last few years, believe they are in pole position to sign him and feel they are able to offer attractive terms to both the player and his agent, Jorge Mendes