Atalanta and Juventus drop Demiral, Ronaldo calls him to Manchester United?

Atalanta won’t buy him outright, but Juventus don’t intend on keeping Merih Demiral either, so the defender is heading to the Premier League and Cristiano Ronaldo could call him to Manchester United.

The 24-year-old Turkey international first came to Italy with Sassuolo in January 2019, on loan first and then purchased outright for €8m.

Within six months, he was sold to Juventus for €19.5m and saw his career hit by a serious knee ligament injury.

In August 2021, Demiral was loaned to Atalanta with an option to buy for €20m plus performance-related bonuses.

However, multiple reports are confident La Dea have decided not to pick the Turkish talent up on a permanent basis, despite two goals and three assists in 42 competitive games this season.

Now assure that Juventus don’t particularly want to keep him either, so Demiral would seem to be heading towards the Premier League.

He is appreciated by Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are also seeking defenders, but the favourites are Manchester United, because Demiral is good friends with his former Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

United are looking for a centre-back, linked with Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt, but are hampered by not being in the Champions League.