Manchester City are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus

Ronaldo's contract expires next summer, and Juventus wants to sell him to save money on his £500,000 per week salary plus tax.

Cristiano Ronaldo is under contract with Juventus until the summer of 2022, but he is said to be open to leaving the Serie A club before the current transfer window closes; Juventus are seeking at least £21.4 million (€25 million) for the 36-year-old, who was signed in 2018.

Ronaldo's contract expires next summer, and Juventus wants to sell him to save money on his £500,000 per week salary plus tax.

Ronaldo is eager to leave, and his agent, Jorge Mendes, has been searching for a team that will pay a €25 million transfer price and cover his salaries.

According to Sky in Italy, City is interested in bringing Ronaldo back to the Premier League on a free transfer and are willing to offer him a two-year contract of £12.8 million each season (€15 million).

Man City is pleased with their summer business, having signed Jack Grealish for £100 million, and Pep Guardiola would be content to continue the season without making any additional additions.

He believes his team is now even better than last season's champions, but despite missing out on Harry Kane, City are still open to signing a forward.

Ronaldo does not suit the profile of the player they are looking for, but if the transaction made sense from a sporting and financial standpoint, they would consider signing him.

According to Sky in Italy, Jorge Mendes, the Portugal captain's super agent, has landed in Turin to conduct negotiations with Juventus about Ronaldo's future.

The 36-year-old, who played 292 games for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, has been linked with a move away from Turin this summer and is said to be open to leaving, but Juventus expect him to stay.

Ronaldo has not made his intentions known to the club. His current deal at the Allianz Stadium runs until June 2022, and he earns €31 million after taxes every year.

The only club interested in signing Ronaldo, for now, is Manchester City, with Paris Saint-Germain ruled out.

Juventus wants to sign Gabriel Jesus as part of the deal, but City does not want to sell the Brazil international forward.

In Juve's Serie A opener against Udinese, Ronaldo was a surprising absentee from the starting lineup, and he departed training on Wednesday with an arm issue.