Chelsea have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. The Blues want a new striker, but it won’t be him.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has announced himself as the interim sporting director. Hence, he has taken a proactive approach in trying to improve the squad for the upcoming season.
CHELSEA AND CRISTIANO RONALDO TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
The proactive approach led to a meeting with super-agent Jorge Mendes regarding the future of some of his clients. They also reportedly discussed the possibility of signing of Cristiano Ronaldo for Chelsea in the meeting. Mendes has been the agent of Ronaldo for many years. His agent has offered him to many top European teams. Cristiano is reportedly very keen to leave Manchester United.
The Portuguese superstar allegedly wants to play in the Champions League next season. However, United will play in Europa League next season. He is also not happy with the transfer strategy of Manchester United in this transfer market. He expects the club to make five to seven signings this season, However, the club have only made one signing this season much to his frustration.
THOMAS TUCHEL IS NOT INTERESTED IN SIGNING HIM
Chelsea were evaluating whether to make a formal approach or not for Cristiano Ronaldo. United were also reportedly not happy with his agent offering his client to his rivals. However, according to the reports, the Blues are officially out of the race to sign the legendary striker. Todd Boehly was happy to sign him as his marquee player.
Thomas Tuchel made the final decision. He reportedly has rejected the idea of signing the striker. The manager has already added Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling to the first-team squad. The report also adds that Tuchel is wary of signing a player that will take the attention away from the team. He wants a united effort from his squad.
The development has left Ronaldo with less realistic alternatives. Paris Saint-Germain are also not keen on signing him. The team in Saudi Arabia is interested. But, he is not interested in the move. United head coach Erik Ten Hag expects him to stay. Last season, the veteran scored 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions.
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