Shock EPL club eyeing Ronaldo

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Manchester City are reportedly weighing up the possibility of making a shock bid to sign Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

City have emerged as potential suitors for the Portuguese superstar, with their technical staff having identified the 36-year-old striker as an ideal replacement for Sergio Aguero, according to Italian publication CalcioMercato. 

Should it go through, the transfer would shock many considering that Ronaldo spent six years with City's biggest rivals Manchester United between 2003 and 2009.

There is also a possibility that Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, who is said to be a target for the Bianconeri, could be used as part of the deal to bring Ronaldo to the Etihad, per Manchester Evening News

The Citizens have also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, but an agreement of any nature is yet to be reached.

Ronaldo has one year left on his contract with Juventus, and is therefore likely to cost significantly less than Kane, who is believed to be available for a fee of £150 million (R3 billion).

City manager Pep Guardiola also poured cold water on the possibility of signing Kane earlier this month, saying that the club is in no financial position to fork out such an excessive transfer fee. 

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Former Spurs star Jamie O'Hara agrees, believing Kane will not leave the London side in this window. 

"As much as he might want to leave and as much as teams might come in for him, I think [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy has set an amount of money, which he's saying is around £150 million," he told talkSPORT. 

"I just don't see anyone paying that sort of figure, especially at this moment in time. 

"Pep has come out and said it's too much, they can't afford it."

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