Manchester City are reportedly keen to sign footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus in the summer, after missing out on main target, Harry Kane - who recently confirmed that he will remain at Tottenham Hotspur.
City were heavily linked with a move for Kane throughout the summer, with reports stating that they even offered Tottenham a fee of around £150million for the player, though that has now ended after the striker revealed that he will remain in London, atleast for this season.
This means that the defending Premier League champions only have Gabriel Jesus in their ranks as the sole recognised striker, with Gianlucadimarzio claiming that they are willing to offer Ronaldo a two-year deal worth over £230,000-a-week but do not want to pay Juventus a transfer fee for the player.
The Bianconeri for their part value the 36-year-old at around £25million, and while they were open to the idea of taking Jesus in a swap deal, that idea has been rebuffed by manager, Pep Guardiola.
While Ronaldo has remained mum on his future so far, there has been intense speculation over his future at Turin, with it being understood that the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner keen to leave Italy and that Juventus too would be willing to sell him in order to reduce their massive wage bill during a time of financial uncertainty.