Man City responded when Juventus asked for £21m for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to move to Manchester City (Reuters)

Manchester I refused the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo Because they don’t want to pay Juventus€25m (£21m) asking price, according to reports.

Ronaldo is seeking to leave the Italian club before the transfer deadline but his options are limited.

Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is currently in Manchester where he also represents City midfielder Bernardo Silva, who is looking to leave the Premier League champions.

according to the teamMendes is trying to engineer a swap deal that would see Silva join Juventus, while Ronaldo heads in the opposite direction to City.

Juventus also holds €25m (£21m) in fees to Ronaldo, but reports circulating in Italy claim City have no interest in meeting that assessment.

times Reports also suggest that Manchester City are reluctant to make Ronaldo one of the club’s highest-earning players given his current £510,000-a-week deal with Juventus.

Manchester City are still pressing to sign Harry Kane before the transfer deadline (AP)

Instead, City remain committed to their push to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham before Tuesday’s deadline.

However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stands firm on Kane’s availability and is now said to be unwilling to sell the England captain, even if his asking price of £150m is met.

Kane has already made it clear that he wants to leave Tottenham this summer and City is his preferred destination.

But Tottenham have the upper hand in the negotiations as the striker still has three years left on his current contract.

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