Juve's €100m Ronaldo bid tests United
Juventus have bid €100 million for Cristiano Ronaldo, putting pressure on Manchester United to make a counter offer to re-sign their former player from Real Madrid.
Juventus opened the bidding following Portugal's World Cup exit and rumours Ronaldo had fallen out with Real president Florentino Perez. The 33-year-old hinted after Real's third successive Champions League win in May that he was considering a new challenge after nine years at the Bernabeu.
Juventus believe they are in pole position to sign him and feel they are able to offer attractive terms. Whether United also decide to enter the bidding remains to be seen.
Ronaldo is believed to be seeking wages of around £500,000 (€568,000) a week and had a difficult relationship with Jose Mourinho towards of the end of his time at Real Madrid. United are also looking at Real winger Gareth Bale. (© Daily Telegraph, London)