Manchester United believe that re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo is a distinct possibility this summer.
The 36-year old’s future is uncertain at Juventus, despite him finishing at top scorer in Serie A, with 29 goals from 33 games.
He is out of contract in a year’s time and there have been suggestions that Juventus are keen to get his enormous wages off their books.
That means that the Italian club may be willing to lower his asking price as they seek to balance their books.
Tax reasons made that Ronaldo has incentives to stay in Italy, but he is open to a move if he receives the right offer, with suggestions he is ready for a fresh challenge after three years in Turin.
Juventus sources suggest that they will hope to at least match the book value of Ronaldo with any sale, which is estimated at €24 million (£21 million) in any sale.
That is without considering any salary he might demand.
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