Former Juventus chief Luciano Moggi has been recalling missing out on Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Moggi was Juventus' director general for over a decade before he resigned in the summer of 2006 following the Calciopoli revelations.

"We agreed a swap deal with Sporting Lisbon between Marcelo Salas and Cristiano Ronaldo," Moggi commented on Sphere Sports.

"Salas travelled to Portugal, but backed out and went to River Plate instead.

"At that moment, Manchester United came in and put an offer on the table that we did not have - a situation that forced us to end our interest."

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