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Cristiano Ronaldo was forced out of Juventus training on Wednesday morning after taking a blow to his right arm following a challenge from Alex Sandro. The 36-year-old was accompanied off the pitch by members of Juve’s medical team and will be assessed ahead of their game against Empoli on Saturday.
Speculation around Ronaldo’s future intensified at the weekend after the forward apparently asked to be named on the bench for his side’s 2-2 draw with Udinese.
The Portugal international has one year remaining on his Juventus contract but reportedly wants to leave the club this summer.
Earlier this month Ronaldo ruled out a return to Real Madrid, but Sunday’s benching has piqued the interest of Europe’s top clubs and he may soon find himself heading for the Juventus exit.
With the transfer window closing next Tuesday, it appears he could now have played his last game for the Italian giants.
There is an international break after Saturday’s clash and Juventus are not set to be in action again until Saturday, September 11 when they travel to Napoli.
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Cristiano Ronaldo left training after injuring his arm on Wednesday morning (Image: GETTY)
A plethora of clubs have been alerted to Ronaldo’s desire to leave and he has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City this week.
Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be interested in signing the player to link up alongside Lionel Messi, while there have even been rumours that he could move to Tottenham.
Ronaldo has made 134 appearances for Juve since joining the club from Madrid three years ago.
During his time in Italy he has racked up a staggering 101 goals and 22 assists.
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He was instrumental as Juventus stormed to the Serie A title in both 2019 and 2020, but was powerless to stop his side losing their grip on the competiton last season as Inter Milan won their first title in over a decade.
Away from his club, Ronaldo was in fine form for his country at this summer’s Euro 2020 and ended the tournament as its joint top scorer, despite his side only reaching the last 16.
Ronaldo has become one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.
He has lifted the Champions League trophy four times with Real and once with Manchester United and has won league titles during his spells in England, Spain and Italy.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 101 goals in 134 games for Juventus (Image: GETTY)
He is the Champions League record goalscorer with 134 strikes and has won five Ballon d’Ors.
Ronaldo also holds the joint record as the highest goalscorer in international history – with his 109 strikes for Portugal level with Ali Daei’s total for Iran.