Juventus ‘prepare seven-man shortlist’ to replace Ronaldo amid uncertain future

Juventus have prepared a seven-man striker shortlist as they ready for the possible departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Old Lady endured a terrible season in which they failed to win Serie A for the first time in a decade.

Another poor Champions League performance also saw Andrea Pirlo sacked and now there are doubts over the future of their star man.

Ronaldo is a huge earner in Turin and the Italian giants may have to move him on to balance the books.

The 36-year-old has not had the desired effect at Juventus having joined them three years ago and plans for life after him are being made.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is among those on the club’s radar, with his own future at the Etihad still unclear, according to Il BiancoNero.

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus this summer

Edin Dzeko, formerly of City, is also on the list having proven his ability to score goals in Serie A with Roma.

Mauro Icardi, another former marksman in the Italian top flight, is also being tracked as his days at PSG may be numbered.

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele is another name on the club’s radar, although his continued injury problems may prove to be an issue.

Napoli’s Andrea Petagna, Arkadiusz Milik of Marseille and Fiorentina’s 21-year-old star Dusan Vlahovic are also on Juventus’ list.

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Gabriel Jesus is on the Italian's radar
Gabriel Jesus is on the Italian’s radar

Max Allegri has returned to Juventus for a second spell in charge but that may still not convince Ronaldo to stay.

The Portuguese star has briefly discussed his future whilst at the Euros and said: “I’m 36. Whatever comes, it will be the best solution. Whether it’s staying with Juve or a transfer.”

Allegri wants the situation resolved sooner rather than later.

Ronaldo though did fuel speculation when he posted on social media last month as he claimed he had achieve the goals he wanted.

“The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs,” he


“This year we couldn’t win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well-deserved title. However, I have to value everything that we achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms.

“The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A Top Scorer trophy fill me with happiness, mainly due to the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win.

“With these achievements, I reached a goal that I had set myself since the first day I arrived in Italy: to win the Championship, the Cup and the Super Cup, and also to be Best Player and Top Scorer in this great football country filled with tremendous players, giant clubs and a very own football culture.”

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