Cristiano Ronaldo’s enormous £522,000-a-week wages will not be cut, despite Juventus becoming the first club to impose a salary cap.
The Serie A champions are hoping to cut costs and one of these measures is to ensure that from next season, they will only hand out contracts worth a maximum of £151,000-a-week.
According to Corriere di Torino, this is to protect the “financial solidity” of the club.
This will see a radical shift in their transfer policy.
The likes of Paulo Dybala, Aaron Ramsey, Gonzalo Higuain and Adrien Rabiot all earn more than the new cap – but will not see the salaries of their existing deals slashed.
There is also talk that the new restrictions will not apply to exceptional case Ronaldo – who has two years remaining on his eye-watering contract.
Juve’s first-team stars agreed to a four-month wage deferral back in March, which will save the club around £80million up to the end of August.
This amount will be paid back to the players in future years, however.
Not every player is happy with Juve’s arrangements, with midfielder Rabiot reportedly staging a one-man protest by refusing to return to Turin.