Five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo denies the allegations, calling it "fake news."
Ronaldo will be up against Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the award next week at the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco.
Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been hospitalised with pneumonia on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and is recovering well.
The signing of the Ballon d'Or winner and top scorer in the Champions League for the last six seasons represents a major coup for Juventus, who have had a stranglehold on the Italian title since 2012 but have not won Europe's top prize since 1996.
Cristiano Ronaldo was criticised for indicating he is unhappy at Real Madrid and may have played his last game for the Spanish football club as the team was still celebrating its Champions League final victory against Liverpool.
The Red Devils' overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than $3.77 billion, beating Real Madrid on $3.42 billion and FC Barcelona on $3.3 billion.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane opted for the same line-up as last year's final in Cardiff where the Spaniards crushed Juventus 4-1 to lift the European title for the 12th time.
Portugal and Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has shared an inspirational message on Twitter in support of Syrian children.
European champions Real Madrid picked up a record fifth trophy of the year to cap a fine 2017 at the Club World Cup last weekend, but trail Barca by a mammoth 11 points at the top of La Liga albeit with a game in hand.
Ronaldo was sent off in bizarre fashion, collecting a yellow card for taking his shirt off during a goal celebration before being shown a second for diving.
Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7 million by hiding his image rights income between 2011 and 2014.
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