Cristiano Ronaldo has boarded his private jet to leave Turin after Juventus manager Max Allegri confirmed his exit from the club.
In a remarkable turn of events this week Ronaldo has moved closer and closer to a stunning move to Manchester City. He had made it clear to his agent Jorge Mendes he wanted to leave Juve and his wish is now coming to fruition. Where he will be moving to is still not clear, though.
Images have emerged showing the 36-year-old entering his jet which will be departing Italy this afternoon.
An agreement with City is still in the works. However, Manchester United are reportedly ready to pounce should this not be found.
In fact, Fabrizio Romano states Mendes is in talks with both Manchester clubs as Ronaldo faces a tough decision on his future.
The only thing for sure is he is leaving Juve. Allegri said: “Yesterday, speaking with Cristiano, he told me that he has no intention to stay at Juventus and for this reason, he will not be called up tomorrow [against Empoli].
“I’m absolutely not disappointed, because Cristiano took his own decision. Everything comes and goes in life.
“He was here for three years, he gave his contribution, he put himself at Juventus’ disposal. And now he’s leaving and life goes on as it should.
“Cristiano did a lot for this club, he’s a great champion. I wish him all the luck in the world wherever he will play.
“He gave a great contribution, for the season that I trained him he led by example for the lads. So he is only to be thanked for what he did for Juventus.
“At Juventus, only the players that want to stay and put themselves at my disposal need to stay.
“I am happy with the lads I have at my disposal. We have to focus on them because they have all the potential to have a great season.”
Another shock switch touted
Meanwhile, another sensational summer swoop has been rumoured amid all the Ronaldo drama.
Paris Saint-Germain are suddenly considering a dramatic finale to the transfer window by targeting Erling Haaland, according to reports.
PSG are bracing themselves for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, for whom Real Madrid have made an improved offer.
The French club thought their work in the transfer window would be enough to convince the World Cup winner to stay. However, with one year left on his contract, it seems his heart is set on a move to Madrid.