Chelsea ‘will open talks over a move for free agent Cristiano Ronaldo’ after the Portuguese star had his Manchester United contract terminated… with super-agent Jorge Mendes ‘to offer’ him to the Blues and owner Todd Boehly ‘LIVELY AT THE IDEA’
- Chelsea reportedly set to open talks with free agent Cristiano Ronaldo
- The striker had his contract terminated by Manchester United on Tuesday
- Owner Todd Boehly is believed to be keen to move the club forward
- Manager Graham Potter, however, has doubts over the potential deal
- Ronaldo’s super-agent Jorge Mendes is also keen on doing business and opening talks
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to open talks with Chelsea after leaving Manchester United, according to reports.
The striker left United on Tuesday after he and the Red Devils agreed to terminate his contract following a bombshell interview that tore the club apart, and he is now looking for his next challenge.
According to CBS Sports Golazo via The Sun, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is keen to bring the striker to Stamford Bridge as Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is open to doing business with the London club.
Chelsea 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 to sign the striker again
Chelsea, and more specifically Boehly, were interested in signing Ronaldo this summer, with the Portuguese keen to leave the Red Devils in search of Champions League football.
A move didn’t materialize as then-coach Thomas Tuchel was believed to be unwilling to sign Ronaldo, thus clashing with Boehly.
A move would help Ronaldo realize 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 is not as keen as Boehly on 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 initially gone nine games unbeaten at the start of Potter’s reign.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is said to be keen to open talks with the London outfit soon