Marca claim that Juventus are close to agreeing basic terms with Ronaldo which would see him earn €30m a year until 2022 - €5m a year more than Real have offered him, and on an extended deal which would take him through to the age of 37.More news: Tina Turner's Oldest Son Dead at 59
With Ronaldo's age, Juventus believe a figure of around €100m (£88m) could be enough.
Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna and Carl Kinsella featuring JOE.co.uk Senior Football Correspondent and font of wisdom Melissa Reddy.. Other top European clubs like Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also expected to be lurking as a result of Madrid's new-found willingness to sell their superstar.
Nevertheless Mendes, who brokered Ronaldo's initial move to Real for a then-world record £80 million (A$143 million) fee, has left the Italian giants with plenty to ponder ahead of the 2018-19 season.More news: Thailand cave rescue: The health toll of waiting for freedom
The 33-year-old hinted that he could leave the Bernabeu directly after Real won their third successive Champions League title at the end of May, while he has been agitating for a move since last summer. "In the next few days I will speak".
He later tried to backtrack, but Juve have received enough encouragement to work on what would be a stunning transfer.More news: Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested