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Manchester United to hijack Juventus's move for Cristiano Ronaldo?

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Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2018 World Cup

Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti was questioned on the sensational reports circulating suggesting multi-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo could be headed to Juventus.

The rumour mill went into overdrive this week with reports of the possible transfer, with Sky Sport Italia reporting sources close to Juventus are now mulling the logistics of an offer for the 33-year-old.

Juventus appear to be in pole position to sign Ronaldo, with former club United and Ligue 1 side PSG both cooling their interest.

The report claims Real Madrid would pay the world record fee in four installments and his departure would signficiantly ease the Financial Fair Play sanctions facing PSG.

Recent reports have suggested that Real have made a €272 million (R4.3 billion) bid for the 19-year-old France global, but according to Los Blancos, those rumours are not true.

And Marca say that Ronaldo wants to leave Real because he feels the club failed to back him after the incident. According to Tuttosport and AS, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is laying the groundwork for a shock transfer that will see the player ditch Madrid for Turin.

"It makes me laugh", Moggi told Sportitalia of the Ronaldo rumours.

"Sincerely, as vice president of Inter, it is something that does not concern me", Zanetti said.

"Everyone should remember that I had a deal to buy him as a kid, Ronaldo, but [Marcelo] Salas said no, so it didn't happen".

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