Juventus want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo next summer as they come to terms with the full impact of the coronavirus crisis.
The Portuguese is currently on £28m a year in Turin, five times more than the wages of his highest-paid team-mate Paulo Dybala.
And according to Sport, Juventus are keen to get the money off their books, with the Italian giants instead looking to sell the 35-year-old, rather than offer him an extension to his deal which currently runs until June 2022.
Problems on the pitch, too, are also being taken into the equation when it comes to selling one of the world’s biggest names.
The No 7 scored again at the weekend during Juventus’ 1-1 draw at Lazio but he has come into criticism of late from boss Andrea Pirlo.
Following their Champions League victory against Ferencvaros last week, the former Italy midfielder slammed his forwards for being selfish, laying into their performance.
‘I talk to my players a lot, but they make the choices when they are on the pitch. They could’ve been less egotistical and killed off the game earlier,’ he told former England boss Fabio Capello during an interview on Sky Sports Italia.
‘We are playing with two forwards plus two wide men. Once we get everyone in shape, we can evaluate who to use together. So far, not everyone has been at 100 per cent, so it’s been normal to rotate them and leave one out.’
Juventus currently sit fifth in Serie A, four points off early leaders AC Milan.