Cristiano Ronaldo planning to dump Juventus move and join Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo planning to dump Juventus move and join Manchester United

- Portugal international Ronaldo set to make a u-turn on his imminent £88 million move to Juventus

- The five time champions league winner is considering a return to Old Trafford and feature for Manchester United once again

- He earlier this week rejected a £177 million deal to join a Chinese Super League side for two seasons

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo might dump his potential move to Juventus and return to his former club, Manchester United this summer.

The 33-year-old, who dropped a hint over his future after winning his fifth career Champions League title in Kiev in May has been tipped to join the Serie A champions all summer long.

However, new development coming out of the camp of the Portugal international suggests that the five time ballon d'Or winner might be reconsidering his choice of moving to Italy.

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According to Daily Express, Ronaldo's reason for quitting Madrid is tied to the fact that the club's president Florentino Perez refused to give him an improved deal that earn as high as Barcelona and PSG players Lionel Messi and Neymar.

The 2016 UEFA European champion was said to have agreed to join Juventus with his Real Madrid exit expected to be confirmed in the next 48 hours.

However, Manchester Evening News claims that there's a twist to the deal as the 33-year-old remains keen on a return to former club Manchester United.

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Meanwhile, Jose Mourinh's main target for the summer would be to secure Gareth Bale's signature - a deal that might be difficult for the Premier League side since the arrival of their new manager Julen Lopetegui.

Reports filtering the Spanish media claims that Ronaldo was supposedly hellbent on moving to United, while some believe he will mend his differences with Mourinho to achieve his aim.

As the pair had a falling out during the manager's reign at the Santiago Bernabeu some seasons back, and if Ronaldo receives an offer to join United, that may stop his move to Juventus.

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"Why not?” he said in 2015 when quizzed about a United homecoming.

"In football, you never know what will happen tomorrow. I feel great here [at Madrid] – it’s a fantastic club – but tomorrow, I don’t know.

"People know I love Manchester United. It’s great there – they support me a lot.

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"I’m very good here at Madrid, but in the future: nobody knows. Let’s see what’s gonna happen.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Italian champions Juventus are close landing Cristiano Ronaldo after making a big money move for the star striker.

Since Portugal crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the former Manchester United star has been linked with a move to Italy, and according to Sky Sports, Juventus are close to land the 33-year-old.

Juventus are said to have made £88 million bid for the former Manchester United forward as Real Madrid will allow him leave if the deal was right.

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