'It would be just great': Matuidi on playing with Cristiano Ronaldo

'It would be just great': Matuidi on playing with Cristiano Ronaldo

'It would be just great': Matuidi on playing with Cristiano Ronaldo

The Italian giants have not won the Champions League since 1996 and as a result are looking to sign top stars that can help them earn the most coveted prize in club football and there is no doubt Ronaldo would be one of those top stars.

Speculation has mounted this week that Serie A champions Juve are preparing a lucrative €120 million bid (£105m/$139m) for Ronaldo, with a salary package of €30m a year.

Matuidi, now with the France squad at the World Cup, spoke positively when asked about the possibility of Ronaldo moving to the Italian giants.

The Portugal superstar spoke about the club in the past tense after that game when he said: "We will talk in the future".

"I do not know whether or not it will go to Juventus, but I believe it will remain in Real Madrid", he told Mundo Deportivo.

Despite the glut of silverware, however, the five-time world player of the year has had frequent fallouts with Real and has declared on several occasions over the years that he wants to leave the club. The French club needs to comply with "Financial Fair Play" rules which monitor overspending on transfers and wages.

ESPN Deportes' Paola Nunez reported that the "Jugones" story means that Real Madrid are at least considering the possibility of negotiations with Juventus.

Ronaldo enjoyed a successful personal World Cup, scoring four goals as Portugal advanced from the group stages, facing Uruguay in the last 16. "I'll give a response in the coming days".

Ronaldo, 33, appeared to backtrack on that statement during Real's celebration parade through the Spanish capital the next day, when he told a mass of supporters: "See you next season".

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