Chelsea Transfer News: As per The Mirror, Todd Boehly has reportedly held an emergency meeting with the board regarding Cristiano Ronaldo‘s future. The Portuguese striker has been looking to leave the club and has informed Ten Hag about his decision.
The 37-year-old striker missed training on Monday and that has further bombarded questions on his availability for the upcoming season. The former Juventus striker wants to win titles at this stage of his career.
Napoli, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea are interested in a move but the latter is bringing more seriousness to the deal. Manchester United is still not convinced by his decision to leave. As things stand, The Portuguese player’s agent is in talks with numerous clubs.
The club was adamant to keep him for one more year. Erik Ten Hag wanted to keep the Portuguese striker in his plans, however, it seems that he would need to change his strategies.
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Todd Boehly has been closely monitoring Ronaldo’s situation at Old Trafford. Chelsea has let Romelu Lukaku leave on loan. It seems that they would be looking to sign a striker this summer.
Timo Werner has been used as a forward and Tuchel has also used Kai Havertz upfront. However, both the strikers are used as per the manager’s strategy. Chelsea would need a striker who can play as a poacher next season.
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo would help the club in securing the striker position for at least this season before they can welcome back Lukaku to Stamford Bridge. Manchester United will ask for a fee of around £12m and Boehly would have no issues in paying that sum.
The only factor that would be considered in this transfer would be his age. But he demonstrated to everyone that he still showed no sign of stopping after scoring 24 goals for the Red Devils.
Napoli Would Be Chelsea’s Direct Competitor As Bayern Munich Move Looks Highly Unlikely
Napoli is also keeping a close eye on Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation. However, another competitor in Bayern Munich has already rejected claims that they ahead held talks with the striker.
The Blues would have to battle it out if they have any chance of signing Ronaldo. He currently earns £400k a week and any club would need to offer him wages in that range.
Also, the club has been linked with a move for Neymar. But looking at the wage structure, Todd Boehly would want to carefully examine the transfer before making his decision.
The 37-year-old striker would be stopped from signing for a direct rival in Chelsea. However, Jorge Mendes has already informed the club that they will not stop by if the right offer comes through. It would be interesting to see where this transfer head in the upcoming weeks.