Chelsea football club is yet to sign a forward as replacement for loaned striker Romelu Lukaku and there’s every tendency they might go for Cristiano Ronaldo who has agreed with Manchester United to go on loan in order to play the Champions League this season.
The London club remains the best option for the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner especially now that there’s a discussion of a loan term on the table.
Boehly’s grand gesture
Todd Boehly is making himself comfortable with the elite of European football as he continues to be the public facing image of the new Chelsea ownership.
Not only does his openness to negotiate transfers have him already earning positive comments from agents and directors, he has set down a brilliant gesture for the 19 other Premier League clubs after the annual shareholders meeting last night.
Tuchel’s ‘perfect’ replacement
Although Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech were both thought to be keen on keeping Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge for a second season, Tuchel had other plans for the striker after his disastrous return to the club last summer.
Now Granovskaia and Cech have left, along with Lukaku, after Boehly sanctioned his loan back to Inter Milan earlier in the window, Tuchel has a void to fill.
Kai Havertz is expected to be the main first choice attacker but he has just 12 league goals in two seasons, whereas the Blues have a returning loan star to plug the game, and he’s been described as the ‘perfect’ option for Tuchel.
Ronaldo’s future talks
The Manchester Evening News are reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes were both at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground as the player held talks with his new manager.
The Portuguese striker has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer after Boehly and Mendes had conversations regarding the player.
Ronaldo missed all of United’s pre-season tour of Australia and is understood to want a move away from Old Trafford and his future could hinge on how his discussion with Erik Ten Hag went.