Juventus president Andrea Agnelli travelled to Greece on Tuesday to meet Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portugal star's proposed €100 million ($110 million) transfer from Real Madrid nears completion, a source has told ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti.
A fee of €105 million has been agreed between Real Madrid and Juventus with the final details yet to be confirmed by both sides.
He later played down the statement, but doubts over his future at Madrid lingered.
After nine years at the Bernabeu, the Portuguese superstar is Italy-bound, as he will join the seven-time defending Serie A champions.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos saluted Ronaldo's achievements, tweeting: "Cristiano, your goals, your numbers and everything we've won together speak for themselves".
The Portugal worldwide scored two goals against Juventus in Real's 4-1 win in the 2017 UCL final and earlier this season struck a jaw-dropping bicycle kick against the Italians in a 3-0 win in a quarterfinal first-leg game in Turin which prompted Juventus supporters to give him a standing ovation.
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In a heartfelt open letter, he wrote: "These years in Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life".
In a letter posted on Real Madrid's website, the multiple Ballon d'Or victor said his time in Madrid had been one of the happiest in his life.
Real are keen on reshaping their team under new manager Julen Lopetegui and the 33-time La Liga winners have also been linked with a move for Paris St-Germain's 26-year-old Brazil forward Neymar.
However, I feel that the time has come to begin a new stage of my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer.
"Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement".
Added to his five gongs, he is the only one who has won FIFA's The Best prize in the last two years, as well as the FIFA World Player of the Year (in England) and three UEFA Best Player awards. Ronaldo has been the competition's top scorer for the past six years, having had scored the most goals in a single campaign (17). You've earned yourself a prominent place in the history of Real Madrid. Ronaldo scored four goals in his four games at the tournament.