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Ronaldo's agent rules out the return of the Juventus star to Sporting Lisbon

Jorge Mendes, the agent of the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, the Italian Juventus striker, confirmed the inaccuracy of press reports that talk about the possibility of the player returning to his first club, Sporting Lisbon, during the upcoming summer transfer market.

And press reports have talked about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to his first team, Sporting Lisbon, after the poor season he lives with Juventus during the current season through losing the Italian League title and his early exit from the Champions League.

Mendes told the Portuguese newspaper "Record", saying: "Cristiano is proud of the title that Sporting has won this season, as he has shown publicly, but his career plans at the present time do not pass through Portugal."

Maria Dolores, the mother of Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, had confirmed that she would try to persuade her son to move to the Portuguese Sporting Lisbon team.

"I will talk to him and try to convince him to return next season, to the Jose Alvalade stadium and to wear the colors of Sporting Lisbon," said Maria Dolores, in a statement on the Portuguese channel TVI 24.

Juventus, two rounds before the end of the season, are ranked fifth, with 72 points, and their rivals need to falter in order to snatch a seat in the Champions League next season.

The Portuguese began his career with a black jersey before moving to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, and Ronaldo played 31 official matches in the white and green jersey.