Chelsea have now reportedly joined the chase to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after it emerged the forward wants to leave Real Madrid.
Chelsea have now made themselves available to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, after it emerged the forward has threatened to leave Real Madrid.
The Blues entered the race to sign the Portugal superstar, in the hope it helps keep Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, reports The Sun.
While Manchester United, PSG and the Chinese Super Leagues have been touted as possible destinations for Ronaldo should he leave Real, Chelsea might have an advantage seeing as Los Blancos are also interested in signing Eden Hazard.Read also: Chelsea join race for Man United target as Costa replacement
It is believed Ronaldo, 32, has his heart set on a Manchester United return – with Madrid willing to do business for a fee of £175million, but Chelsea may also still have a say about that, as owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to stump up to land the Portuguese star – if that is what it takes to secure Conte’s future in west London, according to the Daily Express.
The Blues boss is stalling over contract negotiations due the champions’ lack of activity in the transfer market.
And it is claimed Abramovich hopes launching a bid for Ronaldo will show Conte he is serious about making big-name signings.