Monday, December 10, 2018 | ePaper

Ronaldo talks with Juventus coach

  • Print


AFP, Rome :
Cristiano Ronaldo's reported move from Real Madrid to Juventus gained momentum Tuesday with reports that the multiple Ballon d'Or winner had already had talks with Massimiliano Allegri, the Italian champions coach.
"Hello Ronaldo," the Gazzetta dello Sport headlined a report saying that Allegri had called Ronaldo on Monday, suggesting the transfer deal was all- but done.
No details of the conversation were released by the newspaper which said only that it was "friendly" while other reports said he had discussed tactics.
La Gazzetta said that Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is expected in Madrid on Tuesday when Real directors are scheduled to meet.
However, rival sports paper Corriere dello Sport said the directors meeting had been put off so that "nothing would be revealed" about the deal.
"The Cristiano Ronaldo affair has become a game of chess," the newspaper said, adding that the endgame could be a close as today (Tuesday).
However, details about transfer fees were still unclear with Gazetta citing 120 million euros   $140.5 million) and the Corriere putting the deal at between 130 and 150 million euros.
Juve are ready to sign the five-times Ballon d'Or winner on a four-year deal for an annual basic salary of 30 million euros. Ronaldo, who joined Real in 2009, has complained that his Madrid salary of 23.6 million is too low.

More News For this Category

Liverpool top after Chelsea inflict Man City's first league defeat

Liverpool top after Chelsea inflict Man City's first league defeat

Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City's first Premier League defeat of the season with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge that allowed Liverpool to go top of the table on Saturday.N'Golo

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team

AFP, Kabul :Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday.The

A view of the football match of the Walton Independence Cup between Rahmatganj MFS and Nofel Sporting Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. Rahmatganj defeated Nofel by three goals to nil.

A view of the football match of the Walton Independence Cup between Rahmatganj MFS and Nofel Sporting Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. Rahmatganj defeated Nofel by three goals to nil.

FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets (center) kicks the ball through RCD Espanyol forward Granero (23) during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain on Saturday.

FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets (center) kicks the ball through RCD Espanyol forward Granero (23) during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain on Saturday.

Atlanta beat Portland to seize MLS Cup crown in second season

AFP, Atlanta :Atlanta United won the Major League Soccer title in its second season of existence, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0 in the MLS Cup final on Saturday.Atlanta's MLS Most

Messi's free-kick magic keeps Barca top

Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of La Liga with a thumping 4-0 derby win

Rebooted Libertadores final a treat for Madrid soured by regret

AFP, Madrid :Six thousand miles away and 15 days later than planned, the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be concluded.There have been refusals, complaints and

Pumas' Carlos Gutierrez (right) fights for the ball with America's Alex Ibarra during a Mexico soccer league first leg semifinals match in Mexico City on Thursday.

Pumas' Carlos Gutierrez (right) fights for the ball with America's Alex Ibarra during a Mexico soccer league first leg semifinals match in Mexico City on Thursday.

Asian football boss faces two challengers for presidency

AFP, Kuala Lumpur :Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will face two challengers when he seeks a fresh term at an election in April, the

Juventus beat Inter 1-0 to open up 11-point lead in Serie A

Juventus beat Inter 1-0 to open up 11-point lead in Serie A

AP, Turin :Mario Mandzukic often scores important goals and he did so again as he helped Juventus to a 1-0 win over title rival Inter Milan in the Derby d'Italia