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Excited Juventus fans print Cristiano Ronaldo shirts already before Real Madrid transfer

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Honigstein: Real Madrid testing the waters with Ronaldo (8:14)

ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein explains how both Juventus and Real Madrid are benefitting from having Cristiano Ronaldo linked with a move to Turin. (8:14)

In what may prove to be the headline transfer of the summer, the word is that Cristiano Ronaldo may in the process of leaving Real Madrid to join Juventus.

Los Blancos are reportedly considering an offer of around €100 million for Ronaldo as the club plan a mass overhaul of a squad that finished 17 points behind La Liga winners Barcelona last season.

It would appear that this speculation has been enough to encourage some excitable supporters to start printing up their Juventus replica shirts, complete with Ronaldo's name and number on the back.

A little premature maybe, but who are we to quash the giddy dreams of expectant football fans?

Just a word of caution: We've been here several times before with Ronaldo come the end of the season -- the agitation, the rumours of unrest, subsequently followed by the bumper wage increase and vast contract extension.

We shall see.