Cristiano Ronaldo is still trying to force a move to Manchester City with agent Jorge Mendes working overtime to get a move over the line.
The former Manchester United star has entered the final year of his contract with Juventus and has been persistently linked with a move away from Turin this summer.
While Juventus have insisted the 36-year-old has not asked to leave, speculation continues to mount over his future with L’Equipe now reporting the player is trying to engineer a return to the Premier League.
The report stresses any deal will be very complicated and will hinge on whether City sign Harry Kane from Tottenham.
But should the Premier League champions miss out on the England international, Ronaldo’s representatives will push for a move to the Etihad.
City have so far been frustrated in bid to sign Kane
Ronaldo has reportedly spoken to Portugal internationals Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva over a possible move and is confident a deal can be thrashed out.
Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, is also exploring a possible swap deal that would see another of his clients in Bernardo Silva head to Juventus. Aymeric Laporte is another who could be involved.
It is claimed only four clubs in world football are able to match Ronaldo’s €31m-a-year salary but the United legend is keen on City, where he believes he will be best placed to challenge for more Ballon d’Or titles.
United reportedly sounded out the possibility of bringing the Portuguese back to Old Trafford earlier this summer while he has also been linked with a sensational link-up with Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.
Meanwhile, City have so far been frustrated in their attempts to sign Kane from Tottenham.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and has maintained that Kane is not for sale for less than £150m with Pep Guardiola and his staff reportedly losing confidence in the deal getting done.