Chelsea have been linked with a shock move for Cristiano Ronaldo after Todd Boehly reportedly held talks with agent Jorge Mendes
Ronaldo, 37, is entering the final year of his contract with Manchester United and, according to The Athletic, he is worried that, following a dismal season, the team won’t match his ambition in the summer window.
According to reports, Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, spoke with Mendes while he was in Portugal, and one of the topics they discussed was Ronaldo’s future and a prospective transfer to Stamford Bridge. Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to the Blues, according to The Telegraph.
While it is unclear whether Chelsea would make a serious bid for the striker, United intends to maintain its star player, and it is widely expected that he will stay at the team he loves.
Ronaldo would obviously be more willing to stay if Erik ten Hag is successful in bringing in a number of quality signings this summer, with Frenkie de Jong being United’s first objective.
One of the six players Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea are looking to bring in this window is a new striker, with Romelu Lukaku almost certain to return to Inter Milan on loan.
Raheem Sterling, who Manchester City are willing to trade this summer, is the subject of genuine interest from the Blues, while Matthijs de Ligt is a candidate for defensive additions.
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