Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez responds to transfer rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, has provided a definitive response to claims the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will leave Juventus this summer.

Ronaldo, 36, is fast approaching the final 12 months of his contract with the Turin giants, where all is not well after a disappointing season.

Andrea Pirlo may have led Juve to Coppa Italia success, but his side only managed to scrape Champions League qualification with a fourth-place finish in Serie A - which resulted in his dismissal last week.

Recent reports from Spain claim Ronaldo would like to call time on his spell in Italy and seal a sensational return to Manchester United.

The Portugal icon has also been linked with his other former clubs Real Madrid and Sporting Lisbon, while Paris Saint-Germain harbour long-term interest.

But Rodriguez has poured cold water on claims her long-term boyfriend could leave the Allianz Stadium.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, the model was quizzed on Ronaldo's future while in the north-eastern city of Jaca over the weekend, and responded: "He is staying."

Rodriguez's comments echo those made by Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved and managing director Fabio Paratici in recent months.

"We’ve decided to keep Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s the best player in the world and we are holding on tight," said Paratici in March.

"We have a project that we started from last season, one game will not change our views or our strategy.

"This line continues and we are very happy with what we’ve done, so we’ll continue working to improve."

Earlier this month, Nedved said: "Pirlo and Ronaldo will stay at Juventus," although the club subsequently backtracked on half of that declaration by sacking the latter.

Ronaldo sent a message to Pirlo on Instagram over the weekend, posting a picture of them together and writing: "Thank you Maestro, it was an honour to be coached by you," and adding the handshake emoji.

Juventus quickly moved to replace Pirlo by reappointing former manager Massimiliano Allegri, who worked alongside Ronaldo in the 2018/19 season before leaving his post.

Ronaldo scored 28 goals in his sole season under Allegri before netting 37 for Maurizio Sarri's side in the 2019/20 campaign and 36 this term.

These goals take Ronaldo's tally for the Bianconeri to 101, while he has also won all of the domestic silverware available to him in Italy: Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.

In another social media post last week, Ronaldo said he had "reached his goal" with Juventus, three years on from his £99million arrival from Real Madrid.

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli provided an assessment of Ronaldo's time with the club last month, saying: "Wrong to take Ronaldo? Never.

"I would do it again tomorrow. And Pirlo too. Stability allows us to follow the path of growth by investing in young players and coaches even at their first experience."

Agnelli added: "We brought Cristiano to Italy and his presence alone has guaranteed the other clubs €4million (£3.4m) at the box office.

"We wish to continue importing other champions with the benefits for all levels of football, from the youngsters to the amateurs."

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