In an extraordinary report, the Corriere dello Sport claims that Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has offered the Juventus striker to Manchester City.
This is the final season of his contract with the Bianconeri and it’s widely believed they would be prepared to sell for €30m.
That is the figure needed to guarantee they would not make a loss and also cut loose his €30m per season wages.
Ronaldo has been linked with PSG, Manchester United and Real Madrid, but the remarkable suggestion from the Corriere dello Sport is that his representative Jorge Mendes is now offering him to Manchester City.
The Premier League victors are in dire need of a striker and have put all their eggs in one basket with Harry Kane, but even a bid worth €150m might not be enough for Tottenham Hotspur.
Having missed out on Lionel Messi to PSG, Pep Guardiola could try to work with a different repeat Ballon d’Or winner.
It’d be considered something of a betrayal by Manchester United fans, who always hoped one day that CR7 might return to Old Trafford, but could instead be offering himself to their rivals.