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Manchester City linked with move for Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo

The Premier League champions are being heavily linked with the five-time world player of the year.

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Manchester City are being heavily linked with Cristiano Ronaldo (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester City are being heavily linked with Cristiano Ronaldo (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester City are being heavily linked with Cristiano Ronaldo (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester City are weighing up whether to make a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

The Premier League champions are being heavily linked with the five-time world player of the year after missing out on England captain Harry Kane.

The former Manchester United star, 36, is reportedly unsettled at Juventus.

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Ronaldo was a star at Manchester United early in his career (Nick Potts/PA)

Ronaldo was a star at Manchester United early in his career (Nick Potts/PA)

Ronaldo was a star at Manchester United early in his career (Nick Potts/PA)

A fee could be a stumbling block, however, with the English club apparently hoping for a free transfer but Juve said to want £25million.

Ronaldo, who has one year remaining on his contract, has also been linked with Paris St Germain.

City have been approached for comment by the PA news agency.

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Ronaldo won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid (Nick Potts/PA)

Ronaldo won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid (Nick Potts/PA)

Ronaldo won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid (Nick Potts/PA)

The Portugal forward scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for United early in his career before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.

He joined Juve in 2018 after scoring a remarkable 450 goals in 438 appearances in a glittering nine-year spell at the Bernabeu that also included four Champions League triumphs.

City had been interested in signing Kane from Tottenham but the London club were unwilling to sell.

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