Transfer Rumour: Chelsea Linked With Cristiano Ronaldo
According to a report from the Daily Express, Chelsea and Manchester United will do battle for Ronaldo next summer as the winger seeks a move back to England from Real Madrid.
The Portugal international has been tipped to leave the Spanish club at the end of the season after comments made regarding the exits of Xabi Alonso and Angel di Maria this summer.
Ronaldo has always spoken of his desire to return to former side Manchester United but Chelsea are hoping they can steal in with a big money offer for the forward.
Jose Mourinho managed the Portuguese when in charge of Real Madrid and is said to be very keen on securing a deal in the upcoming January transfer window.
The transfer fee involved is said to be almost $100 million for the reigning World and European player of the year, who seems to have become disenchanted with life at Real. After a summer of transition where the likes of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso left the European champions, Ronaldo criticized the transfer moves and claimed “he would have done things differently.” Ronaldo has since released a statement explaining his comments and gave his full backing to club president Florentino Perez.
After all of that, both Chelsea and Ronaldo’s former team United are readying bids to bring him back to the Premier League next summer. Mourinho and Ronaldo formed a close bond at Real Madrid and the 29-year-old winger may opt for Champions League soccer at Chelsea if United can’t offer it.
Sometimes I look at these transfer rumours and just shake my head in disbelief but Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea? That as they say would be a genuine stunner.
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