Chelsea ‘will open talks over a move for free agent Cristiano Ronaldo’ after the Portugal star had his Manchester United contract terminated… with super-agent Jorge Mendes ‘to offer him’ to the Blues and owner Todd Boehly ‘KEEN on the idea’
- Chelsea are reportedly set to open talks with free agent Cristiano Ronaldo
- The forward had his contract terminated by Manchester United on Tuesday
- Owner Todd Boehly is believed to be keen on bringing the forward to the club
- There are doubts from manager Graham Potter, however, over the potential deal
- Ronaldo’s super-agent Jorge Mendes is also keen to do business and open talks
The forward left United on Tuesday after he and the Red Devils agreed to terminate his contract after a bombshell interview ripping into the club, and he is now on the hunt for his next challenge.
According to CBS Sports Golazo via The Sun, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is interested in bringing the forward to Stamford Bridge, with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes willing to do business with the London club.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in opening talks to sign free agent Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo left Manchester United on Tuesday after having his contract terminated by the club
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly (right) is reportedly keen once again on signing the forward
Chelsea, and more specifically Boehly, were interested in signing Ronaldo in the summer, with the Portugal man keen to leave the Red Devils in search of Champions League football.
A move didn’t materialise, with it believed then-manager Thomas Tuchel didn’t want to sign Ronaldo, therefore clashing with Boehly.
A move would help Ronaldo fulfil his ambitions of playing in the Champions League again at 37, a competition he has won five times.
It is however suggested that new Chelsea manager Graham Potter isn’t as keen as Boehly on the idea of signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, which could make a potential move awkward.
The Blues find themselves in eighth place in the Premier League and struggling for form under their new boss, having originally gone nine games unbeaten at the start of Potter’s reign.