Chelsea have 'had contact' over Cristiano Ronaldo deal at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly and super-agent Jorge Mendes have definitely spoken about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Manchester United forward is thought to be keen on leaving Old Trafford, and while Chelsea are yet to make an official proposal for the player, Romano has told GIVEMESPORT that Boehly and Mendes have held discussions.

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What is the latest news involving Ronaldo?

On Saturday, The Times reported that Ronaldo has asked United to allow him to depart if a satisfactory offer arrives.

The above comes after The Athletic also claimed that Boehly and Mendes, who represents the Portugal international, had met and discussed the idea of a switch to west London this transfer window.

Ronaldo’s desire to continue competing in the Champions League is said to be the main reason behind his decision to request a transfer, with Erik ten Hag’s side set to play in the Europa League in the upcoming season following their sixth-placed finished last term.

While United struggled, Ronaldo was in excellent form during the 2021/22 campaign, scoring 24 goals in 38 appearances.

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What has Romano said about Ronaldo to Chelsea?

Chelsea are yet to make any sort of offer for Ronaldo, but Romano thinks they could become a suitor following those talks between Boehly and Mendes.

When asked by GMS on Sunday which teams could actually try and sign the former Juventus and Real Madrid star this summer, the transfer expert said: “At the moment, I would mention Chelsea because it’s true Jorge Mendes had contact with Todd Boehly and we know Todd is taking care directly of all the transfers for Chelsea, so they’ve been offered this possibility to discuss about Cristiano.

“But Chelsea have not followed up with a proposal or something like this for Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Would Ronaldo take Chelsea closer to the title?

Aside from injuries, what probably cost Chelsea in the title race last season was their finishing.

In total, they scored 76 goals, while Manchester City and Liverpool registered 99 and 94 respectively (via WhoScored).

A forward of Ronaldo’s calibre and pedigree should fix that and take them much closer to the Premier League crown.

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All things considered, though, it is hard to imagine United selling their best player to a top-four rival, especially if they cannot identify a potential replacement in the market.

Still, with the player clearly unhappy and looking for a move, you would not rule anything out.

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