Man Utd to hold Cristiano Ronaldo's medical in Lisbon after 'making official contract offer' ahead of emotional transfer
MANCHESTER UNITED have launched an official bid to sensationally re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo with a medical targeted in Lisbon.
The Old Trafford legend informed current club Juventus of his desire to leave after three years in Italy.
Initially, his agent held talks with City over a possible move but the Premier League champions ruled themselves out without making an offer.
Attention then soon shifted to United after their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Ronaldo's former team-mate – opened the door for a transfer.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, Juve have received an offer from United, who are ready to find an agreement.
With Ronaldo hoping to resolve his future immediately, a medical is already planned for Lisbon, the Daily Mail report.
Ronaldo, 36, signed for Juve in 2018 from Real Madrid for £99million but has been linked with a move away all summer.
He was even rumoured with a return to the Spanish capital, forcing himself and Real boss Carlo Ancelotti to distance themselves from the speculation.
But it was this week revealed Ronaldo informed his agent Jorge Mendes to facilitate a move away from Juve.
He missed their season opener against Udinese, which ended 2-2, and manager Max Allegri confirmed the forward wanted out.
Allegri said: "Yesterday Cristiano told me that he has no intention of continuing at Juventus.
"This is why he will not be called up tomorrow, he did not train yesterday and now we can talk about [the] Empoli [game]. That is most important."
Ronaldo then boarded a private jet with Mendes after saying goodbye to his team-mates.
But news then broke that City – after a striker after failing to land Tottenham's Harry Kane – pulled out of the race to sign the Portugal captain.
Yesterday Cristiano told me that he has no intention of continuing at Juventus.
United then made a move and Solskjaer, who spent four years playing with Ronaldo, revealed Bruno Fernandes had already been in touch with his international team-mate.
He said: I didn't think Cristiano was going to leave Juventus. But if ever he is going to move away from Juventus he knows we are here.
"We've always had a good communication, Bruno has been talking to him as well. He knows how we feel about him.
"He is a legend of this club, the greatest players of all time if you ask me. So let’s see what happens with him."
Juve are said to be looking for around £25m for the attacker, who has one-year left on his contract which sees him earn close to £540,000-a-week.
The latest news is that United have offered Ronaldo a deal until 2023, with paperworks to be gone over soon now Juve had had an offer sent.
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