The soccer superstar might join Juventus from Real Madrid this summer in a transfer worth around €100 million (£88.3 million/$116.5 million), according to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol, who reported Tuesday on "Jugones" the blockbuster transfer rumor is nearly a done deal. Talks have intensified and "Marca" reported on it's front page on Tuesday that transfer negotiations with Juventus had begun, and a deal would go through barring a last-minute turn.
Juventus have offered Ronaldo a mammoth £26m-a-year contract - the same as Real's final offer - over four years, meaning he will be 37 by the time his contract expires.
Despite finally offering improved terms, Ronaldo has rejected Real's contract proposal and believes his cycle at the Bernabeu has come to an end.
Since then, the Italian press have gone big on a new story that Juventus are trying to sign Ronaldo from Madrid.
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A source close to Ronaldo told ESPN in June that he remained determined to leave Real Madrid this summer, though he would only consider a move to England, France or Italy.
Just after winning the UEFA Championship earlier this year, the Portuguese captain had hinted his move from Real Madrid. The "Jugones" report said Juventus would offer to make Ronaldo the highest-paid player in their history at €30m a year.
Ronaldo refused to commit his future to Real Madrid after helping the Spanish champions land their third successive Champions League title in May.