Chelsea to renew interest in Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in January transfer window
The Blues were interested in the Portugal international in the summer of 2022. Todd Boehly was looking to bring the forward to west London. However, back then, ex-boss Thomas Tuchel was not keen on having the 37-year-old at Stamford Bridge.
But now, with the appointment of Graham Potter, Chelsea could pursue Ronaldo on a short-term deal in January. And the deal may be extended for a further season if the Portuguese and the Blues are on the same page.
United are set to decide on the 37-year-old’s immediate future in the coming weeks. The Red Devils are open to terminating the forward’s contract at the club. And the former Real Madrid star is open to taking a pay cut to secure a move away from Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has not had the best of campaigns under the new gaffer Erik ten Hag. The Dutch manager has rarely started the Portuguese in the Premier League this season.
United’s top goalscorer from the previous campaign is also having trouble putting the ball in the back of the net this season. In 12 appearances in all competitions, the 37-year-old has scored just two goals.
Ten Hag has preferred the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial ahead of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the starting lineup. And the Portuguese has looked frustrated when he has featured.
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Ronaldo was not part of the United squad that visited Stamford Bridge on 22 October (Saturday). The Portuguese was suspended after walking down the tunnel before half-time against Tottenham Hotspur.
Is the 37-year-old’s chapter in the red of Manchester finally coming to a close? Only time will tell.