Date: 26th August 2021 at 5:00pm
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and forward Raheem Sterling could be sacrificed by the champions to facilitate a deal for JuventusCristiano .

City are now the club linked most seriously with the Portuguese star who is believed to be seeking a move away from Serie A.

is not out of contract until June 2022 so it would take a transfer fee to prise him away from Juve, which City are not willing to pay. This opens the door to Juventus taking a star in exchange for Ronaldo, whilst making a significant saving on the wage bill.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sterling is the player that would let go in order to get the ex- and star to the Etihad Stadium.

It was previously believed that Jesus was the most likely to be sacrificed but due to the club’s lack of strikers, Sterling is a more logical player to part ways with.