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Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly in talks over Turin stay

Portuguese broadcaster TVI claims Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, is negotiating a new, two-year contract for the Juventus forward.

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Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly in talks over Turin stay
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Cristiano Ronaldo could end up committing to Juventus for another two years. The Portugal captain has expressed a desire to leave the Serie A giants this summer, but is struggling to find a new club and may be forced to agree a deal to stay in Turin.

Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with Ronaldo, who has been at Juve for three seasons. However, Los Blancos have ruled out re-signing the star, United have so far made no moves to take him back to Old Trafford and PSG are prioritising keeping hold of striker Kylian Mbappé over bringing the 36-year-old in.

Juve look to spread Ronaldo salary out over two years

According to the Portuguese television broadcaster TVI, Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is currently negotiating a new Juve deal that would run until 2023.

The forward has another year left on his present contract with the Bianconeri, but the club face a struggle to afford the 60m-euro after-tax salary he is due to earn in the final 12 months of his deal, and are seeking to spread the sum out over a two-year period.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action during Portugal's Euro 2020 last-16 defeat to Belgium on Sunday. The forward scored five goals at the tournament.

Ronaldo arrival fails to spark European success for Juve

Since joining Juventus from Real Madrid, Ronaldo has scored 101 goals in 133 appearances to help the Vecchia Signora to two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia. However, the Italians have disappointed in the Champions League, following up quarter-final elimination in 2018/19 with two last-16 exits.