Cristiano Ronaldo “is working hard” on his recovery and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri “hopes to have him available” at Ajax.
On Friday, Allegri said Ronaldo was a doubt for next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in Amsterdam after being forced off with a thigh strain while playing for Portugal during the international break.
However, the Italian coach, speaking on Monday, gave a more positive update on Ronaldo’s fitness.
Allegri said: “The exam he had this morning revealed that the leg is much better. Then of course it depends how the player reacts and the eventual pain that he feels.”
Juventus will hope Ronaldo, who has lifted the Champions League trophy on five occasions, can return in time for the first leg after he led their comeback against Atletico Madrid in the previous round.