Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has previously disclosed how Blues target Cristiano Ronaldo could be
However, Chelsea becomes the first club to enter the race to sign Ronaldo from Manchester United this summer
Dmtloaded understood, Chelsea are regarded as one of the few teams capable of launching a successful transfer bid
Ronaldo has already made it clear he don’t want to continue at Manchester United this summer transfer
The Portuguese now looking unlikely to take part in the club’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia
Moreover, after being excused from training this week due to a family matter.
Barcelona have hinted that they could be open to a move, but their financial position complicates that situation.
Bayern Munich director recently ruled out the signing of Ronaldo this summer transfer
Chelsea appear to be in pole position to sign the forward, though there is little serious interest in the 37-year-old.
Tuchel on Cristiano Ronaldo
Tuchel has previously expressed his admiration for Ronaldo.
Speaking in 2021 as Ronaldo made his return to Man Utd, the former PSG boss said:
“He is one of the greatest who has ever played this game, and he proves it every time he is on the field.”
“I think it is not a secret that any team in the world without Cristiano Ronaldo is in some parts of the game a weaker team,” Tuchel said, speaking of Juventus.
“Now he is in the Premier League and in the Champions League, so they lost a big champion, a big point of reference and a big personality. But you can win games and be a strong team without Cristiano Ronaldo. This is also true.”
Chelsea do not appear to be close to signing the Man Utd ace, but it’s evident that he is at least on their radar