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Juventus 'turned down chance to sign Edinson Cavani after Cristiano Ronaldo departure'

Juve 'turned down chance to sign Cavani after Ronaldo exit'
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Juventus reportedly turned down the chance to sign Manchester United's Edinson Cavani in part exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus reportedly turned down the chance to sign Manchester United's Edinson Cavani in part exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo officially re-joined the Red Devils from the Serie A giants on Tuesday, signing a two-year contract with the option to extend it by a further year.

The Italian side also confirmed the deal from their end, revealing that £12.9m would be paid up-front with a further £6.9m coming in add-ons.

Juve eventually replaced Ronaldo with Everton's Moise Kean on deadline day, however, according to Calciomercato, they were offered the chance to sign Cavani, as were La Liga giants Barcelona.

The report claims that Juventus never considered Cavani as a potential signing as they were not prepared to recruit a player on such a high salary.

Cavani is now to stay at Old Trafford this season, though he is to wear a new shirt number, as the iconic number 7 shirt has been vacated for Ronaldo, with the Uruguayan taking the number 21, which he also wears for the national side.

The 34-year-old striker made 39 appearances across all competitions for United last season, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists.

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