Chelsea have “no intention” of signing Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Last month, it emerged that Thomas Tuchel was against his club making a move for the 37-year-old, and Romano says that stance has not changed.
What is the latest news involving Ronaldo?
Sky Sports recently reported that Ronaldo, who has 102 Premier League goals to his name, still wants to leave United before the transfer window closes.
The above comes after The Times claimed at the start of July that the Portuguese forward had told the Manchester club that he is keen to depart Old Trafford.
Chelsea were mentioned as a potential destination after their co-owner Todd Boehly held talks with Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent. However, as per The Telegraph, Tuchel was not sold on the idea of bringing him to Stamford Bridge.
United’s failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League is believed to be the main factor behind Ronaldo’s desire to leave the club.
What has Romano said about Ronaldo and Chelsea?
Romano has told GIVEMESPORT that Tuchel was very clear with Boehly about Ronaldo and is now looking at other options.
Speaking to GMS, the transfer expert said: “Thomas Tuchel, from what I’m told, was very clear with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly. At the moment, they have no intention to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, so Tuchel is looking for different options, for different players.”