Man Utd 'make contact with Ronaldo's agent over return to the club this summer'

Manchester United have been in touch with Cristiano Ronaldo's agent over a return to the Premier League for the player, according to reports in Italy.

Ronaldo's future at Juventus has been in doubt ever since the club's shock Champions League exit at the hands of Porto last month.

Their nine-year Serie A dominance also appears likely to be coming to an end too as they sit 11 points behind leaders Inter Milan with just six games remaining.

And according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus' current poor run has left the 36-year-old angry and tired of playing for a side that has not been able to match his ambitions this season.

And the same outlet therefore claims United have made their interest in bringing the Portugal star - who reportedly Juventus would see for as little as £26million (€30m) back to Old Trafford known, having spoken with his representative and super agent Jorge Mendes last week.

However, while the report adds Juventus would be very happy to get rid of the former Real Madrid star's £27m (€31m) salary, the player himself reportedly has no intention of giving up such wages until his contract expires in June next year.

The report however adds that while his annual salary would have to be halved for United to make a move, Ronaldo could forego his economic ambitions to return to the club where he made his name and that more than any other believed in him, having felt a lack of support that he feels he deserves this season in Italy.

United boss and Ronaldo's former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would reportedly be thrilled to coach Ronaldo for at least a year, while Juventus would be willing to sell the player in their bid to rejuvenate their squad.

Under fire chief Andrea Agnelli sees Matthijs De Ligt and Federico Chiesa as key to the club's future plans, while they will also look to renew Paulo Dybala's contract until 2026 if Ronaldo departs.

Juventus signed the 36-year-old world superstar from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 for £88m.

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