Ronaldo has now been confirmed for a sensational return to his former club Manchester United, not long after a move to Manchester City seemed very possible.
The Red Devils had emerged as favourites to sign the Portugal international after City ended their interest.
Goal can also confirm that United had offered £24 million (€28m/$33m) to Juventus for Ronaldo.
In a press conference, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sounded a coy note, but hinted Ronaldo would be welcomed should he leave Italy.
“I didn’t think Cristiano would leave Juventus and it’s been speculation the last few days,” Solskjaer said.
“We’ve always had good communication. I know Bruno [Fernandes] has been talking to him as well and he knows what we feel about him and if he was ever going to move away from Juventus he knows we’re here.”
Manchester City seemed to be Ronaldo’s next destination after their pursuit of a new forward in Harry Kane had fallen through, but Goal can confirm that the Etihad side are now firmly out of the race.
Ronaldo is still poised to leave Juventus, and while City had discussions over signing the striker, they ultimately pulled out of negotiations.
“I cannot say much. So Harry Kane announces he is continuing at his club, an exceptional club like Tottenham, and Cristiano was a Juventus player – I think is a Juventus player – and I cannot add anything else,” Guardiola told reporters ahead of Saturday’s game against Arsenal.
“Only I can say in these three or four days until the transfer window shuts, anything can happen but in my personal view there are few players, Cristiano Ronaldo is included and [Lionel] Messi of course, they decide where they are going to play.”
Paris Saint-Germain have been cited as a potential destination for Ronaldo, although club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has dismissed rumours that the French giants could make a swoop for the striker.
“Ronaldo? We do not have any talks open with him,” Khelaifi told reporters at the Champions League draw on Wednesday.
But Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo’s former team-mate at United, mentioned that PSG could be an ideal next step – more so than a move to Manchester.
“Financially of course he doesn’t need to do it. I think it’s more likely that it’s PSG he goes to,” Rooney told talkSPORT.
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