Cristiano Ronaldo: Chelsea Make Final Decision on Signing Man United Legend

Cristiano Ronaldo: Chelsea Make Final Decision on Signing Man United Legend

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is currently hunting for a new club to join after his Manchester United contract was terminated
  • Chelsea have been touted as the veteran striker's possible destination after being linked with him last summer
  • However, fresh reports suggest the west Londoners are likely to snub the opportunity to sign the Portuguese for free
  • Sporting Lisbon, Bayern Munich, and Italian giants Napoli are among the other top clubs Ronaldo has been linked with

Chelsea are reportedly unlikely to sign former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo on a free transfer.

Ronaldo is currently a free agent after his Old Trafford contract was ripped apart with a few months left on his deal.

Man United terminated the veteran striker's deal just days after his explosive interview with British journalist Piers Morgan.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road. Photo by Alex Pantling.
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The 37-year-old's contract at the Theatre of Dreams was set to expire at the end of the ongoing season, having rejoined United on a two-year deal in the summer of 2021 from Juventus.

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The development means that the Portuguese star will now have to shop for a new club as he hopes to continue playing at the highest level.

Chelsea were thought to be among the leading contenders to sign him, having failed to land him last summer.

New Blues owner Todd Boehly is said to have shown interest in signing the five-time Ballon d'Or winner only for the Portuguese to continue at Old Trafford.

While an opportunity has now come up for the west Londoners to sign the former Real Madrid ace, that is unlikely to happen.

According to The Sun, the Blues are set to snub that sensational transfer last summer's interest notwithstanding.

"Chelsea have gone cold on him," a source at Stamford Bridge divulged to the publication.

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"But if Todd Boehly decided to change his mind he would take some stopping," the source added.

Chelsea fans want Ronaldo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported a section of Chelsea fans has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to consider moving to Stamford Bridge ahead of his Man United exit.

Ronaldo is shopping for a new club after Manchester United terminated his contract at Old Trafford.

Some Chelsea fans contend the 37-year-old is better-suited to move to Stamford Bridge after his United exit.