Monday October 22 2018
Real Madrid's Marcelo 'asks for Juventus move'

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has asked if he can be allowed to join Juventus in January to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo, say reports.

The Brazilian full-back is said to share a close friendship with Ronaldo, due to the pair being native Portuguese speakers, and wants to link-up with him at the Italian champions.

Tuttosport lead their Monday edition with the news, in reports which have been cited by Diario AS, with the report stating the player has already told the European champions of his intentions.

The Old Lady are said to have a financial plan to sign the left-back in January and could attempt to sell his Brazil international teammate Alex Sandro to finance the move.

However, only last month Marcelo told Real Madrid TV: “I am very happy in Madrid, people know it's my home. I have many years of my contract left, I am very happy here.”

Any potential deal is thought to be priced at a minimum of €50m.

Football Italia website