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Balague: Ronaldo offered to Barca as Juventus eye sale

Juventus want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo in order to offload his wages, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed.

Cristiano, 35, earns €23m-per-year at Juventus, a monstrous sum for the Italians in the current economic climate.

The Portuguese icon was signed two years ago from Real Madrid to help Juventus win the elusive Champions League trophy.

But after a shock exit to Ajax last year, they were eliminated by Lyon this season, despite Ronaldo’s best efforts.

Balague explained the Ronaldo to PSG links and also sensationally claimed that Barcelona had been offered the player.

Although a move to Barcelona can probably be ruled out, it would see the ‘dream team’ of Ronaldo and Messi at Camp Nou.

“The reason why Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to PSG is not so much that PSG are thinking of getting him, it is because [his agent] Jorge Mendes has been given instructions to find a team for Ronaldo,” Balague told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“We’ve seen this in the last six months, he was linked to Real Madrid.

“They said no chance, he’s not coming back. And there’s been talks about the MLS because Juventus want to get rid of that wage. It is as drastic as that.

“He’s been offered everywhere, including Barcelona.”

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