Premier League rivals Chelsea have ended their interest in signing Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer after just one season with the Red Devils and he had been linked with a move to Chelsea.
However, Chelsea will not be signing Cristiano Ronaldo, after talks between Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and co-owner Todd Boehly.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly was interested in signing Ronaldo this summer following a meeting with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, in Portugal.
However, according to Daily Mail, Chelsea have now made the decision not to sign Ronaldo following talks between Tuchel and Boehly.
The report adds that Tuchel wants to focus on the team rather than the individual and believes Raheem Sterling, signed from Manchester City for £47.5m on Wednesday, better fits the bill.
While the Chelsea owner and manager agree signing Ronaldo would give them a huge, immediate commercial boost, the decision not to sign Ronaldo is thought to have been made for footballing reasons.
Ronaldo now seem to have limited options with French champions Paris Saint-Germain also not interested in signing the Portuguese international.
However, Ronaldo has received an offer of €125million per year salary (€2.4million per week) to join the Saudi league.
Despite Ronaldo’s desire to leave Manchester United this summer, the Red Devils insist the 37 year old isn’t for sale.