Sterling to unlock Ronaldo to Manchester City?

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Raheem Sterling can play a key role in Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester City.

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is in Turin to discuss his client’s move to the Etihad Stadium.

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The Portuguese star wants to leave Juventus, but Manchester City are not willing to pay a penny to take him from Turin, while the Serie A giants want at least €25m.

However, that’s not the only problem with finalising the deal as Manchester City also want to find a club for Sterling before signing Ronaldo.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the future of the English striker can determine the one of the 36-year-old.

A swap deal involving Ronaldo and Sterling is not an option mentioned by La Gazzetta dello Sport, but Barcelona have shown interest in the Manchester City winger, so if Sterling joins the Catalans, CR7 can move to City.

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is expected to meet Juventus today. Meantime, the Portuguese ace regularly trained with the Bianconeri at Continassa this morning.