Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly moved a step closer to joining Juventus after holding talks with manager Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus have emerged as surprise frontrunners to sign the 33-year-old this summer following reports that he is unhappy at the Bernabeu and eager for a new challenge.
The Italian champions are understood to be in advanced talks over an £88m deal which would see Ronaldo end his illustrious nine-year Real Madrid career.
Cadena COPA reports that Juve boss Allegri has now held personal talks with Ronaldo in an attempt to convince the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to move to Turin.
There had been suggestions Ronaldo would be unveiled as a Juventus player over the weekend but that did not happen.
But Cadena COPE reports the deal is still quite far down the line with Allegri personally speaking to Ronaldo in an attempt to lure him to Turin.
It is claimed Ronaldo has already had a telephone conversation with Allegri about where he would fit into his plans.
Ronaldo is yet to make his decision on his future public, which Real president Florentino Perez has demanded before he opens the door to the switch.
Ronaldo has been with Madrid since 2009, scoring 450 goals in just 438 appearances for the club and helping them to 15 trophies