Juventus have decided they want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer and willing to do whatever it takes to bring the Real Madrid man to Turin.
According to 'Marca', the situation surrounding Real Madrid and Cristiano goes back to the comments he made about leaving the club following the Champions League final in Kiev. Now it appears Juventus are ready to make an offer for the Portuguese superstar with the idea being that he could lead their new project under Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus are desperate to end their run of bad luck in the Champions League and feel that Cristiano, the tournament's star, would be the perfect solution to getting them over the line.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Juventus will offer Cristiano a four-year, €30m per season contract.
Juve have been in contact with Real Madrid to discuss how much a potential deal would cost, remembering that Cristiano's buyout clause stands at an inaccessible €1000m. Real Madrid's president, Florentino Perez, is happy to negotiate his talisman's sale for an acceptable fee.
the key to cristiano's sale
'Marca' claim that during Madrid's winter crisis, Cristiano signed a written agreement with the club that he could leave if a reasonable offer came in for his services, but of course this agreed 'fee' wasn't anywhere near his €1000m clause.
The key to the deal is the concept of "direct rival" which is in the same, written document. This could be important when it comes to negotiations and, depending on whether Juventus are considered a direct rival or not, might see the price rise above what the player and Real Madrid previously agreed.
It was Italian newspaper 'Tuttosport' who were the first to talk about a possible deal between Juventus and Cristiano last Monday. They said Juve had presented Cristiano with an offer and wanted him to be the symbol of their club, something which appeals more to the player than potentially sharing a dressing room with Neymar.
For the Portuguese striker, the objective is tempting: help Juventus, the undisputed kings of Serie A, end their wait for a third Champions League title.