Pirlo: I've already spoken to CR7

Serie A

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has confirmed he has already spoken with Cristiano Ronaldo, who had been linked with an exit recently.

Shortly after Juventus' UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Olympique Lyon this month, there were reports that the five-time Ballon d'Or was considering an exit.

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Paris Saint-Germain was reportedly a destination that was on the Portuguese's mind, but it seems the player will remain in Turin after Pirlo took over from Maurizio Sarri a couple of weeks ago.

The new Juventus manager has already spoken tactics with Ronaldo and confirmed to him that strike partner Paulo Dybala will not be leaving.

"The system can vary from game to game, defending with three and building with four," Pirlo said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I have already spoken with Ronaldo and we will have time to address tactics and roles on the pitch.

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"Dybala was never for sale, he is part of the project. Can they both play together on the field? As long as there is sacrifice and altruism, the more quality players, the better."

Ronaldo finished the 2019/2020 season with 37 goals and seven assists across all competitions, as the Old Lady were only able to lift the Serie A title.

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