Pep to link up with Ronaldo at Juve?

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While Pep Guardiola recently reiterated his desire to remain with Premier League champions Manchester City, it has now been reported that the former FC Barcelona coach could link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.

Guardiola, 48, etched his name into the history books following the Citizens' 6-0 rout of Watford in the FA Cup final, becoming the first coach ever to clinch a domestic treble of trophies in England, consisting of the Carabao Cup, the Premier League title and the FA Cup.

With Serie A giants Juventus set to part ways with coach Massimiliano Allegri, the former Bayern Munich boss has increasingly become the subject of a possible move to Turin, but Guardiola categorically denied these reports.

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"I'm not going to Juventus or to Italy. I have two more years here," he said, as per the Express

"I'm not going to move, I'm satisfied here, I'm not going anywhere. Next season I will be manager of Manchester City."

However, it appears Guardiola has made a dramatic U-turn on his decision, if media reports emerging from Italy are anything to go by.

According to Italian journalist Federico Gennarelli, who works for Radio Sportiva, the Spanish tactician is believed to have met with a number of officials within Juventus' hierarchy on Tuesday.

It has been claimed that, after hours of negotiations, Guardiola has struck a deal with the Bianconeri, which will see him become the club's new manager.

Should these reports be true, Guardiola will have the unique privilege of being the first coach to have managed both five-time Ballon d'Or winners in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.