Manchester City have been offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, SkySports News is reporting.
Ronaldo is out of contract next summer and Juventus want to sell him to save on the £500,000 a week wages they pay him plus tax, the report says.
Ronaldo is willing to leave and his agent Jorge Mendes has been looking for a club who are willing to pay a £25m transfer fee for the 36-year-old and take on his wages.
But Juventus want at least £21.4m (€25m) as a transfer fee and no formal offer has been made yet.
City are happy with the business they have done this summer after signing Jack Grealish for £100m and Pep Guardiola would be happy to continue the season without any more signings.
He believes his squad is now even stronger than last season’s champions but City are still prepared to sign a forward after missing out on Harry Kane.
Ronaldo has not directly communicated to the club that he wants to depart. His current contract at the Allianz Stadium runs until June 2022 and he is earning €31m per year after tax.
City are the only club currently interested in signing Ronaldo, with Paris Saint-Germain not in the picture.
Ronaldo’s representatives are pushing for a move, while Juventus would like to sign Gabriel Jesus to be a part of the deal, but City do not want to sell the Brazil international forward.