Jose Mourinho has called Cristiano Ronaldo to talk about his intentions and suggest a transfer to AS Roma amid intense speculation regarding the player’s future.
Stunning reports in Italy claim Mourinho has personally rang Ronaldo to offer his new club as a solution to keep tax advantages.
Ronaldo’s contracted at Juventus until June 2022, but his future has been clouded with uncertainty – with a move THIS summer potentially on the cards.
Manchester United have been linked with their former star man as well as Paris Saint-Germain.
And Roma have thrown their name into the hat for Ronaldo’s signature as Italian outlet La Stampa say Mourinho called to greet the 36-year-old and wanted to understand his intentions.
According to Football Italia, Roma would be a solution to save the advantages of the Italian tax rate for foreigners.
The report, however, also states that his £27 million-a-year contract could prove problematic.
Mourinho and Ronaldo, of course, enjoyed three years together at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013.
The Portuguese manager is looking for new talent ahead of the summer window with the ex-Tottenham boss thought to be interested in signing Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, has enjoyed three seasons at Juve, winning the Serie A title twice and the Coppa Italia – but he’s failed to deliver the Champions League for the club.
On a personal note, he has scored an impressive 101 goals since leaving Real Madrid as he shows no signs of slowing down.
Will Ronaldo leave Italy in the summer? Watch this space.