Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has opted against the acquisition of wantaway Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo. According to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes held talks with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly over a possible move.
However, as things stand, Thomas Tuchel, who holds the final decision on the players signed by Chelsea, kicked against the idea of bringing the former Real Madrid talisman to Stamford Bridge.
The Portuguese superstar wants to leave Manchester United just a year after returning to the club from Serie A giants, Juventus. Ronaldo’s decision to exit Old Trafford is reportedly driven by his current employers’ lack of Champions League football in the upcoming season.
Despite not ruling out the possibility of signing a striker, Tuchel is believed to have his eyes set on priorities other than a move to bring the Portugal captain to London.
Tuchel’s Chelsea have already announced the signing of England star Raheem Sterling from Premier League champions Manchester City.
The Blues are also reported to be nearing a move for Kalidou Koulibaly, who is in his last year at SSC Napoli. The 31-year-old central defender is expected to complete his medicals and sign a four-year deal in the coming days.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain has rejected the possibility of signing the Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, 37, is currently staring at an uncertain future with the Red Devils despite having a year left on his Old Trafford deal. The Portugal captain wants to keep playing in the UEFA Champions League and would consider joining Chelsea this summer.