Ornstein confirms Chelsea are ‘considering move’ for wantaway Man Utd hero Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal Credit: PA Images
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal Credit: PA Images

Chelsea are ‘considering a move’ for Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo, according to David Ornstein.

The 37-year-old has reportedly told the Red Devils that he wants to be sold this summer.

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Adding fuel to the fire, Ronaldo did not return for pre-season training duty on Monday after being granted permission to delay his return due to ‘family reasons’.

United are adamant they will not give in to the player’s demands as he still has a year left on his contract.

The Portugal captain returned to Old Trafford last summer and had a solid goalscoring season in a bitterly disappointing campaign for the club as a whole.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Napoli have all emerged as potential destinations for Ronaldo, who wants to play for a club in the Champions League.

According to The Athletic, the Blues are ‘considering’ making an approach for the United legend.

Todd Boehly – who recently took over the reins of the Stamford Bridge club – met with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, and discussed the potential signing of the player, amongst other subjects.

‘Conversations between the pair have since continued’ and Boehly, alongside fellow director Behdad Eghbali, are ‘intrigued’ by the prospect of signing such ‘an iconic figure’.

Unsurprisingly, the opinion of Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel will be ‘key’ in the club’s pursuit.

The German is a ‘long-term admirer’ of Ronaldo but will have to decide if the striker fits his system.

The signing ‘has not been ruled out by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy and they are said to be ‘monitoring the situation’.

It is ‘unclear’ if United’s stance will change, especially with a Premier League rival emerging as a possible transfer option.

Bayern could make a move if Robert Lewandowski leaves this summer. Barcelona are interested and the Polish striker wants to leave, however, the La Liga club are strapped for cash as things stand.

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