Chelsea not planning on signing Cristiano Ronaldo, despite speculation

Chelsea have reportedly distanced themselves from signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United because he wouldn’t suit Graham Potter’s style of play.

Man United want to part ways with Ronaldo following the striker’s comments about the club and manager during his interview with Piers Morgan.

The Portuguese star said Manchester United are a commercial club rather than a football and said things he saw at the club during his first spell are still at the club, unchanged, in his second spell.

Ronaldo also said he doesn’t respect Erik ten Hag because the manager doesn’t respect him and also claimed the Dutchman, who has regularly said in press conferences that Cristiano Ronaldo is part of his squad, wants him out of Old Trafford, alongside two or three executives.

According to The Athletic, Erik ten Hag has reportedly told Manchester United that he’s happy to see Ronaldo leave the club and also believes United can be stronger without the distractions that come along with the Portugal international.

Reports emerged this week that Chelsea are one of the clubs interested in signing Ronaldo from Man United when the transfer window reopens in January in a bid to solve their struggles in the front of goal.

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However, according to Jacob Steinberg, the Blues are not planning on signing the 37-year-old forward in January as they have concerns that the former Real Madrid striker wouldn’t suit Graham Potter’s playing style.

Manchester United have reportedly lined up the likes of Victor Osimhen and Kylian Mbappe as options for Cristiano Ronaldo‘s replacement.

The Red Devils are one of the teams in Europe than can pay Mbappe’s lucrative wages but the Mirror added that Osimhen’s transfer in January is more realistic than Mbappe’s to Old Trafford.