Last updated : 15 January 2007 By Editor
Barca chief Juan Laporta is believed to want to sign Ronaldo in the summer and Frank Rijkaard has expressed an interest:

“Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese from Manchester United, appeals a lot to me but he is a subject that isn't in my thoughts at the moment.

“Before signing any new player, you must consider the needs of the team and whether the player in question can improve us.”

Meanwhile, Italian sources claim Juve have contacted United about the player.

‘La Stampa' claims that Juventus officials spoke with United officials on Friday and were informed that United could do business despite the Portuguese being contracted until 2010.

It's alleged that a deal would be considered if they were willing to offer goalkeeper Gigi Buffon and a huge cash adjustment in exchange.