Manchester United have handed a blow in their pursuit of Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a recent report from Express.
Juventus and Pairs Saint-Germain are in discussions over a swap deal that would see the former Red Devils attacker and Mauro Icardi switch clubs.
The Juventus forward is one of the best players in the history of football. Defying his age, the 36-year-old Cristiano continues to impress.
He netted 29 goals in 33 Serie A appearances for the Old Lady in an underwhelming season.
With the Bianconeri looking close to missing out on the UEFA Champions League, speculation over the superstar’s future was out in the open.
After all, his existing deal is scheduled to end next year and there have been no negotiations over a potential extension. It was here that a possible return to Manchester United was mooted.
However, it seems the Old Trafford outfit are set to face disappointment in their pursuit of Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have entered the talks over a potential exchange deal.
It would see Cristiano take on a new challenge in France, whereas the former Inter Milan centre-forward and captain would return to Italy.