Chelsea are among the favourites to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer with the superstar deciding he wants to leave Manchester United.
According to numerous rumors, the 37-year-old would prefer to be moved if United were to get a competitive offer for him. For new manager Erik ten Hag, who has seen virtually every competitor strengthen throughout the summer transfer window, it is a major concern.
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The future of Ronaldo was one of many things discussed in conversations with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, as was previously revealed last week.
Boehly, who is in charge of Chelsea’s summer transfer activity, is eager to make a marquee acquisition to usher in the new era. Whether Ronaldo, who makes about £500,000 per week, qualifies.
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Ronaldo might be that player, as he seeks to rejoin the Champions League and apparently has no interest in competing in the Europa League for the first time, which would appear to rule out a transfer to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.