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Juventus teammate shuts down Ronaldo transfer rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving Juventus this summer according to teammate Danilo.

The 36-year-old has one year left on his Juve deal and has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, a return to Old Trafford is not on the cards says Danilo, claiming the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will “still be with us next season”


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The defender said to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Having him in the team is important for us because he brings an avalanche of goals, and besides, he’s a dear friend, we’ve known each other since Real Madrid.”

Newly appointed sporting director Federico Cherubini has also shut down any Ronaldo transfer speculation.

“We haven’t had any indication on the part of Cristiano Ronaldo [that he wants to leave],” Cherubini told Italian media.

“We don’t need to talk about a transfer and Juventus do not want to sell him. We’re talking about a player who scored 36 goals in 44 games last season.

“We’re very happy that Ronaldo will be with the squad after his holiday.”

Ronaldo is currently the joint-top goalscorer of Euro 2020 with Czech striker Patrick Schick.

His Portugal side were knocked out of the competition by Belgium in the round of 16.

Portugal threw everything at their opponents in the last 20 minutes in particular and ended the game with 23 attempts to Belgium’s six.

Ronaldo’s frustration was clear as he walked from the pitch at full-time, throwing his captain’s armband on the floor in anger.

And just before, he approached Courtois and said: “Lucky eh? The ball didn’t want to get in today.”

Portugal boss Fernando Santos also bemoaned the result, believing his side had the better of the game.

He said: “There are players crying in the changing room. They gave everything. Belgium had 6 shots, we had 29. Sincerely I don’t have many words.

“We believed if we won this one, we would have gone on to win the next one. They scored, we didn’t. It’s football.”

Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen did concede that his side were perhaps lucky to get over the line.

“In the first half we were playing high and putting pressure on Portugal, but looking at that second half, we are lucky to win,” he said.

“Portugal made it really hard for us. We had to really stay focused. It has cost us a lot of energy, but we have some time to recover and now we are looking forward to the game against Italy.”

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