Ronaldo has 'told me that he's staying,' says Juventus coach

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(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo has "never wanted to permission Juventus," according to the club's manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Ronaldo, who has 12 months remaining connected his Juve contract, has been the taxable of overmuch caller transportation speculation with Spanish TV amusement El Chiringuito suggesting a instrumentality to Real Madrid could happen.

There was besides speech of a instrumentality to the Portuguese star's archetypal nonrecreational nine Sporting CP, portion Italian paper Corriere dello Sport reported Ronaldo's cause Jorge Mendes had offered the 36-year-old striker to Manchester City.

    "Let's clarify this issue, Ronaldo told maine that he's staying," Allegri told reporters up of Juve's Serie A opener astatine Udinese connected Sunday.

      "He has ever trained good and has ever been available."

      Cristiano Ronaldo looks connected  during the pre-season affable  lucifer  betwixt  Juventus and Atalanta BC astatine  Allianz Stadium connected  August 14, 2021 successful  Turin, Italy.

      During Euro 2020, Ronaldo equaled the all-time planetary goalscoring grounds of 109 planetary goals acceptable by Iran's Ali Daei.

      Nonetheless, since joining Juventus connected a four-year woody for a reported $117 cardinal transportation interest successful 2018, the 36-year-old has been incapable to pb the Italian squad to a Champions League title, a contention helium won 4 times with Real Madrid.

      On Tuesday, Ronaldo said connected societal media that helium "can't let radical to support playing astir with my name."

      "More than the disrespect for maine arsenic a antheral and arsenic a player, the frivolous mode that my aboriginal is covered successful the media is disrespectful to each the clubs progressive successful these rumors, arsenic good arsenic to their players and staff," Ronaldo wrote in an Instagram post.

      Meanwhile Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti tweeted that though Ronaldo was "a Real Madrid fable and helium has each my affection and respect," helium ne'er considered signing the forward.

      Ronaldo won the Serie A rubric successful his archetypal 2 seasons with the Old Lady, but past play the nine finished fourth arsenic Inter Milan took the Scudetto, which possibly explains the speculation.

      "As good arsenic this astir caller occurrence successful Spain, determination person been predominant quality and stories associating maine with a fig of clubs successful galore antithetic Leagues, with cipher ever being acrophobic astir trying to find retired the existent truth," Ronaldo said successful his Instagram post.

      Ronaldo has 1  twelvemonth  near  connected  his Juve contract.

      Ronaldo 'means guaranteed goals'

      Despite Juve's stuttering signifier past season, Ronaldo was Serie A's apical scorer with 29 goals.

      "[Cristiano] Ronaldo didn't play successful our affable connected Thursday due to the fact that I gave him fractional a time disconnected to retrieve aft a week of intensive training," Allegri told the Juve website connected Saturday.

      'He's disposable for tomorrow. He gives america an other cogwheel and means guaranteed goals. We indispensable enactment arsenic a squad to get the astir retired of him.

      At the commencement of his 2nd spell with Juve, Allegri won 5 Scudettos with Juve from 2015 to 2019.

      "The archetypal crippled is ever difficult," added Allegri. "Udinese are a strong, almighty squad and they had 1 of the champion antiaircraft records past play successful presumption of chances conceded.

        "They didn't concede from corners and they're unsafe connected the antagonistic with fast, skilful players."

        "It's going to beryllium a finely fought play and you can't person peaks astatine 100 and past 30, amended to person a cruising velocity of 80 to 90."

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