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The dream of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi playing together at Barcelona is over before it begun, with Ronaldo's team denying he wants to leave Juventus.
In the past couple of weeks Ronaldo was linked with a move to PSG and, following Juventus' departure from the Champions League, he's apparently been offered out elsewhere.
That offer has even included the potential of a shock move to Barca, signing for his former side's fierce rivals and teaming up with his long term foe Messi.
However it seems that won't be happening, Spanish outlet AS claim a source close to the player says the rumours are "completely false."
It's not just Barcelona that won't be signing the former Real Madrid star, with the report going on to say the player and his family are happy in Turin and he has 'no intention of leaving.'
Talk of his move was fuelled by Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, who claimed that Juventus wanted to sell the player to reduce their wage bill.
The 35-year-old's deal runs until 2022 and he reportedly earns around £28 million-a-year, which means he would earn nearly four times more than the club's next top earner Matthijs de Ligt.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus in the summer of 2018, after winning a third Champions League in-a-row with the Spanish side and having become the club's all time top scorer.
He was signed with the purpose of winning the European title for the Old Lady, who haven't won it since 1996, but things haven't gone according to plan.
Maurizio Sarri was given his marching orders last week after the Italian's were knocked out in the last 16 of the Champions League by Lyon, just weeks after he won his first league title
Juve have replaced the former Chelsea boss with Andrea Pirlo, despite the club's former midfielder having no experience in the role.
Balague said that the former Manchester United winger had also been offered back to Real, and said that wasn't going to happen, but the Spanish champions are reportedly interested in one of his teammates.
According to Sport Mediaset, the Bernabeu side are willing to offer Toni Kroos or Isco in a part exchange deal for Paulo Dybala.
Despite Ronaldo being the Italian champions' top scorer this season, Dybala was actually voted as Serie A's Most Valuable Player.
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