Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at the club next season.
Speculation has mounted following a string of poor performances, injuries and substitutions, prompting reporters at the Gran Gala del Calcio awards to ask Paratici if Ronaldo had become a ‘problem’ for the Bianconeri.
“I smile because there are other problems. He wanted this award because he is an ambitious person and he wants to show he is also the best here.
“In our opinion he deserves the Ballon d’Or. He will be at Juventus next season, without a doubt.
“He wants to win another Ballon d’Or with us, and we support him.
“Mercato? We won’t buy anyone in January, not even player sales, with the exception of maybe [Mario] Mandzukic.”
Finally, the 47-year-old denied talks had begun with Paulo Dybala over a new contract.
“We’re not talking about a renewal, we’ll talk about it when the time is right.”