Speaking earlier this month, Castles said: “Juventus want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, or if they can’t sell him, get him off their books for the coming season. They need to do that for FFP purposes.
“They won’t state that publicly but that has been the plan for some time and they’ve been working to find somewhere that is acceptable to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Allegri’s arrival, and Allegri being given control and authority over transfers, has not changed that.
“Again my understanding is that Allegri, he will not say this publicly, but he would prefer it if Ronaldo’s salary is removed from the books and he is able to use that salary in different areas.”