Man City ready to make official Cristiano Ronaldo approach – but face snag in transfer

Kane announces he's staying at Tottenham after Man City links

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Manchester City are reportedly ready to make an official approach for Cristiano Ronaldo. However, there could be a snag to a deal for the Juventus superstar, who could return to the Premier League after an 11-year absence.

Man City are said to have made an approach for Ronaldo, and have offered him a huge two-year contract.

Following the breakdown of Harry Kane’s pursuit to leave Tottenham for the Sky Blues, Pep Guardiola appears to have turned his attention to Portuguese legend Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old is out of contract in a years time at Juventus, and could be available on a free transfer to foreign clubs in January.

That has led to talk that he may be available this summer at a cut-price or for next to nothing.

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That is certainly what City are hoping for too, with various reports suggesting that the Premier League champions want to avoid paying a transfer fee for the forward.

They also don’t want to offer up Gabriel Jesus in a player-swap, as has also been suggested.

City have offered Ronaldo terms worth around £12m a year to join them, but are yet to reach an agreement with Juve to allow his return to Manchester.

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Were Ronaldo to agree a two-year deal at the Etihad, it seems he and Guardiola would depart at the same time.

The Spaniard revealed bluntly on Wednesday that he would be leaving City in two years time upon the expiration of his contract.

And strong suggested that he was looking to move into international management in his next step.

“A national team, yes. Next step will be a national team, if there is a possibility. A national team is the next step, Guardiola said on Wednesday at an XP Investimentos event, as per Globo.

“I must take a break after seven years (at City). I need to stop and see, learn from other coaches, and maybe take that path.

“I would like to train for a European Championship, a Copa America, a World Cup.”

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