Juventus await Cristiano Ronaldo transfer decision after Euro 2020 exit as Man Utd fall behind PSG in race for superstar
JUVENTUS are anticipating an imminent decision from Cristiano Ronaldo on his future after his Euro 2020 exit, according to reports.
But Manchester United have slipped behind Paris Saint-Germain in the race for his signature.
The Portugal captain was dumped out of the tournament by Thorgan Hazard's wondergoal for Belgium on Sunday night.
And now Tuttosport report he will confirm whether or not he wants a transfer away from Juventus.
Ronaldo, 36, has been linked with an Allianz Stadium exit following a disappointing season.
The Old Lady relinquished their nine-year hold on Serie A and suffered another early Champions League elimination.
Ronaldo has one year left on his contract in Turin.
Despite his age, he continues to prove he is still among the very best in the world with 36 goals in 44 appearances in 2020-21.
And that is why PSG would be so keen to bring him in.
Tuttosport add Ronaldo is expected to stay but PSG would be the most likely destination in the event of a move.
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The Italian newspaper's headline on Tuesday said: "Ronaldo: between Max [Allegri] and the Sheikh," referencing the Ligue 1 giants' owner Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
United are also in contention – although Rio Ferdinand told SunSport that 'chapter is closed'.
A romantic return to Sporting Lisbon could be on the cards, with teams in the MLS or Qatar an outside bet.
And should Ronaldo confirm he wants out, that would shift returning manager Allegri's summer transfer plans.
As things stand, Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata provide the goals in attack with a young striker such as Brazilian Kaio Jorge or Gianluca Scamacca targeted as a long-term successor.
But losing Ronaldo would see Juventus bring in a proven No9 with Dusan Vlahovic, Gabriel Jesus and Mauro Icardi all options.
The club also want to sign Italy's heroic Euro 2020 midfielder Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.
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