Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes were due to determine whether he would stay in Turin or leave at the end of his Euro 2020 campaign with one year left on his contract with the Old Lady.
Part of that choice, according to the transfer guru, has already been made.
'As of today, Cristiano Ronaldo is not negotiating a new deal with Juventus,' Romano tweeted early.
'The club is now waiting for Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes to decide whether or not he will leave Juventus this summer.'
Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract with Juventus that runs until June 2022 (€31 million net per season).'
Romano also confirmed that United and Borussia Dortmund might finalize the transfer of Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford, a move that many assumed would rule United out of a move for the Portuguese sensation.
However, Ronaldo's spectacular return to Manchester might still happen for a variety of reasons.
First, although it appears improbable that United would match his £513,000 weekly wage, the player has already stated that he would be willing to take a significant pay reduction to join the right team. There aren't many clubs that could offer a two-year contract at £350,000 – £400,000 per week, but United is one of them.
Second, it would be a move that would be "typical" of Glazer. The Glazer family, who own United's principal shareholders, also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, where they signed the world's best quarterback, Tom Brady, at the age of 42, raising a lot of eyebrows.
That approach was not only financially rewarding, but it also resulted in success on the field, so the American tycoons may quickly try to recreate it with CR7.
Then there's the matter of 'where else?' Of course, Ronaldo may finish his career at Juventus, but that would diminish his chances of the last season at a good team the following summer. PSG has been mentioned, but it's uncertain if the French league would be as appealing to the 36-year-old as another chance in the Premier League.
Ronaldo would also have to share the spotlight with players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Of course, transfer gossip isn't worth betting your house on. Still, there's reason to believe that Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford isn't as far-fetched as many supporters assume and that it may still happen despite Sancho's impending arrival.