Club eager to sell player to Chelsea for £50m+, will agree to sale quickly

Marca report today that Real Madrid are getting tough over a potential exit of Cristiano Ronaldo. They state the Spanish club have denied dropping the player’s clause to €100m and will point to the original €1bn figure in any talks with Juventus.

That amount would obviously drop drastically during negotiation, but Madrid want to appear tough and also require Ronaldo to state publicly why he wants to leave the club.

To bring in a player like Ronaldo, Juventus must likely make way by allowing one of their attackers to leave the club.

Massimiliano Allegri has several forwards available at his disposal, out of which Gonzalo Higuaín and Mario Mandzukic apparently have an uncertain future.

The Argentine international has three years left on his contract, while the ex-Bayern Munich man is on the radar of Manchester United.

Marca claims Juventus are ready to offload Higuain in the summer transfer window. Chelsea are believed to be the club interested in signing the former Real Madrid striker.

Juventus are ready to allow the frontman join the Blues for €60m (around £53m) and would want to sell the player to Chelsea quickly to help with the Ronaldo deal.

Juve ‘want’ to sell the player to Chelsea, report Marca.

Another report promising Sarri resolution; flight to London on Friday

Oh look, another Pedullà prognostication purporting Pensioners’ progress. It’s all getting a bit much, even if it’s probably not his fault. He’s just reporting things, right? Can’t spell Pedullà without dull though…

Alas, we’ve made our bed by following him from the very beginning of this saga, so might as well lie down in it, close our eyes, and see what happens when we wake up tomorrow.

Will Sarri magically appear before our eyes? Maybe. Pedullà claims that Sarri is in Milan (why?) and is “ready to” fly to London (again).

This worked out not at all last time and there was no flight and no deal and no progress. Pedullà claims that Zola is in Milan, too (is that where he was talking to Sky Italia?), but Zola sure feigned tremendous ignorance in his interview yesterday for someone so close to the action there in Northern Italy.

Pedullà said 24-36 hours 24-36 hours ago. Tick-tock, the ice on my watch says this is BS again. There is still no agreement with De Laurentiis.

And lest we forget, Conte is still in the job technically and even though Napoli have kept two head coaches on the wage bill for almost two months now, Chelsea will still likely sack Conte first before hiring and announcing his replacement.

At this point, we might as well just do a “Bachelor”-style show and figure out the head coach that way. Eden with the final rose, of course.

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