Tuesday July 10 2018
Allegri calls CR7

Reports in Italy back those in Spain stating that Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo by phone.

It was reported yesterday that the pair had exchanged a brief greeting, as the Bianconeri look to complete a €100m deal for the Real Madrid superstar.

Now Gazzetta dello Sport is also reporting that a telephone exchange took place last week, with the pair holding a brief but friendly conversation in English.

Things couldn’t go any further given that a deal has still not been agreed, but the exchange is being taken as a positive sign.

Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is expected to meet with Real Madrid today to understand if they’ll respect the gentleman’s agreement which allows his client to leave for €100m if it’s not to a direct rival.

There have been reports that Madrid President Florentino Perez will demand €130-150m, as the agreement is not legally binding, but Mendes is confident Juve will ‘only’ have to spend €100m.

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