According to multiple reports in Italy, Juventus told Jorge Mendes that Cristiano Ronaldo is not leaving for free and Manchester City haven’t yet submitted a formal bid for the Portuguese star.
Mendes arrived in Turin on Wednesday and met the Bianconeri’s directors on Thursday morning.
According to Il Corriere dello Sport journalist Nicola Balice, the meeting between the two parties was wanted by Juventus to clarify the position of Ronaldo and his agent.
According to the report, the meeting was ‘not quite peaceful’ as Ronaldo keeps pushing to leave Juventus.
Incontro non proprio serenissimo, ce ne saranno altri. La #Juve ha ribadito di non voler liberare gratis #Ronaldo, il summit sarebbe stato fortemente voluto dal club e non richiesto da #Mendes, per fare chiarezza. #CR7 può partire, il #City c’è, ma la #Juve non è spettatrice,anzi
— Nicola Balice (@NicolaBalice) August 26, 2021
Both Balice and Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claim Juventus made it clear that the Portuguese ace won’t be leaving the Allianz Stadium for free.
As per Romeo Agresti, Pavel Nedved, Maurizio Arrivabene and Federico Cherubini attended the meeting today and the Bianconeri are ‘annoyed’ about the whole situation.
È stata la #Juventus, stamani, a convocare #Mendes, l’agente di #CR7. Presenti all’incontro Nedved, Arrivabene e Cherubini. Bianconeri infastiditi. Discorso aperto a tutte le situazioni, ma alle condizioni della Juve@GoalItalia
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) August 26, 2021
Manchester City haven’t yet submitted their offer for Ronaldo, but according to multiple reports, they are not willing to pay a penny for the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star.
Juventus, on the other hand, want at least €25m to sell the Portuguese ace.
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Ronaldo regularly trained at Continassa this morning. He had left the training session in advance yesterday due to an arm problem.
Juventus are open to selling CR7, but on their conditions.