Allegri confirms Ronaldo will not leave Juventus this summer

Jason Soutar
Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says that Cristiano Ronaldo will not leave the club this summer, amidst rumours linking the forward with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Ronaldo slammed “frivolous” and “disrespectful” rumours that he could leave the Italian giants for another club this summer.

Posting on Instagram, CR7 said: ‘Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work.

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‘Less talk and more action, this has been my guiding motto since the start of my career. However, in view of everything that’s been said and written recently, I have to set out my position.

‘More than the disrespect for me as a man and as a player, the frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff.

‘My story at Real Madrid has been written. It’s been recorded. In words and numbers, in trophies and titles, in records and in headlines. It’s in the Museum at the Bernabeu Stadium and it’s also in the minds of every fan of the club.’

And now Allegri has seconded Ronaldo’s standpoint, saying: “[Ronaldo] has never expressed a desire to leave.

“He has told me that he’s staying, so we can clear that one up.”

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti also responded to rumours that the Portugal superstar could return to the Spanish giants.

He posted on Twitter: ‘Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect. I have never considered signing him. We look forward.’

The 36-year-old spent nine years at Real after joining from Manchester United in July 2009.

He went on to become a legend at the Bernabeu, scoring 450 goals in just 438 appearances.

Ronaldo helped Los Blancos to win four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys.

Individually, he won an incredible five Ballon d’Ors and two FIFA best men’s player awards.

He worked with Ancelotti at Real between July 2013 and May 2015, before the Italian was sacked and replaced by Rafael Benitez.