Agent Jorge Mendes has held talks with new Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly
Tier 1 journalist David Ornstein has dropped a transfer bombshell tonight by revealing that Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has had discussions with Chelsea over a transfer away from Manchester United.
Ornstein tweeted this evening “EXCL: Todd Boehly met Jorge Mendes in Portugal last week.
“Idea of Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea among subjects discussed.
“Unclear if #CFC will pursue. Man Utd expect him to stay. 37yo loves #MUFC but has concerns.”
It could be an offer too good to refuse for the Blues, who have recently lost the services of centre forward Romelu Lukaku after his return to Inter Milan.
Chelsea would not only be acquiring the services of one of the greatest players in the history of the game, but they would be getting one over on one of their main rivals; some would say, kicking United when they are down.
The story would seem far-fetched if it hadn’t come from arguably Britain’s most reliable football journalist.
If Ronaldo leaves United this summer, he will be the eighth departurew without a single incoming transfer having occurred.
It would also leave United without any recognised centre forwards in the squad, other than converted wingers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, both of whom had horrible seasons last time out.
Mason Greenwood continues to be suspended by the club as Greater Manchester Police pursue criminal charges against him.
Edinson Cavani leaves the club on Thursday as his contract expires.
Reports had been circulating that Ronaldo was unhappy with developments at United, and in particular, the Red Devils’ inactivity in the transfer market.
Bayern Munich moved yesterday to distance themselves from reports suggesting they were also in discussions about a possible move for the Portuguese.
These are extremely concerning times for Manchester United fans.
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