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Report: Chelsea’s stance on signing former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Chelsea's English defender Reece James (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 28, 2022
Former Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea have ‘no current plans’ to sign Portugal and former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo

Premier League rivals Chelsea have ‘no current plans’ to sign Portugal and former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo after his departure from the Red Devils, according to The Telegraph.

The 37-year-old came to an agreement with the Old Trafford side to terminate his contract. This came in light of his controversial interview with Piers Morgan, where he took aim at the club.

Thus, the five-time Ballon d’Or is now a free agent amid the mid-season World Cup break. And the Blues were thinking about making a move for the forward in the recent transfer window.

Chelsea have no plans at the moment to sign Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo after his exit from Manchester United.
Chelsea have no plans at the moment to sign Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo after his exit from Manchester United. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images )

However, the Stamford Bridge side ultimately opted against Ronaldo’s signature. Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was against the move. And now, even with Graham Potter now in charge of the Blues, they are not considering the 37-year-old’s arrival.

The Portuguese icon returned to the Premier League in the summer of 2021 from Juventus. He had rejoined United after leaving the club in 2009 for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo’s first season back in England was a fruitful one for him. Unfortunately, the Red Devils were not competitive enough as a group and failed to make it to the top four in the English top flight.

Erik ten Hag was given the reins of the Old Trafford side at the end of the previous campaign. And the Dutch manager did not seem to fancy the Portuguese star for most of their time together.

The 37-year-old was relegated to a role off the bench. And he cut a frustrating figure when he did get on the pitch. The forward seemed to be missing his shooting boots as well for the Old Trafford side this season.

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Thus, after Ronaldo’s acrimonious interview, most fans anticipated his exit. Now, it will be interesting to see which side hedges their bets on signing the 37-year-old. Who knows, maybe the interview was done in the first place to seal a move to a club that United wouldn’t normally let him join…

Written by Aheed Abrar

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