Juventus dreaming of Cristiano Ronaldo – Lionel Messi partnership

Ballon d'Or Leak - Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are top contenders

The Serie A champions have approached Messi’s father, Jorge Messi.

Juventus look to have joined the transfer race for Lionel Messi, who is said to be keen on leaving Barcelona this summer.

According to reports, Juventus have contacted the father-cum-agent of Messi, Jorge Messi over a possible summer move as the Serie A champions want to field both Ronaldo and Messi in the same line-up.

The Blaugrana skipper has recently expressed his desire to leave the Nou Camp to look for a new challenge, leaving a surfeit of elite clubs in his trail.

However, Barca board are persistent in keeping the Argentine for good and have reportedly informed him about his active 700 million euros release clause.

Manchester City turn out to be the potential suitors for the 33-year-old, and they are willing his wage demands. Likewise, Ligue 1 giants PSG are interested in recruiting Messi with intentions to team him up with his former co-star Neymar Jr. the Brazilian star has reportedly requested the Les Parisiens to sign the Blaugrana ace.

Andrea Pirlo is dreaming of a Ronaldo-Messi partnership at Juventus, but it remains to be seen whether they could pull off the signing of the Argentine.

Juve are likely to reduce their hefty wage bill this summer by getting rid of deadwood. It might pave the way for the Old Lady to meet the demands of Messi.

The trident of Paulo Dybala, Messi and Ronaldo is already daunting for the opponents, and the question is whether Juve can make it happen next season.