Juve manager: Ronaldo wants out

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has now revealed what Cristiano Ronaldo told him regarding his playing future on Thursday, amid speculation linking him with Manchester City. 

The 36-year-old is seemingly close to departing the Bianconeri, with recent reports suggesting that the Serie A club and Manchester City have reached an agreement regarding a transfer fee for the player.  

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Allegri has now broken his silence about Ronaldo's transfer saga in a press conference. 

"Yesterday, Cristiano told me that he no longer has any intention to play for Juventus," he said, according to Juventus' official Twitter account.

"For this reason he will not be called up for tomorrow's game. 

"Things change, it's a law of life. Juventus remains, which is the most important thing.

"Cristiano gave his contribution, he made himself available, now he leaves and life goes on.
"Cristiano is to be thanked for what he has done, also as an example amongst the youngsters. But as I said, we must go on."

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner left the Bianconeri's training center early on Thursday after saying goodbye to his teammates.

The Portugal star and his agent Jorge Mendes are now reportedly awaiting an official bid from Manchester City, with it being said that only verbal agreements have been made to date. 

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