Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has hailed Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo as a fantastic player after he was asked about Chelsea’s interest in signing the Portugal captain.
Chelsea new owner Todd Boehly is understood to have held talks with Roanldo’s long-time agent Jorge Mendes earlier this summer.
However, after talks between Boehly and Tuchel, Chelsea made the decision not to pursue a move for Ronaldo.
Asked about Chelsea’s interest in Manchester United star Ronaldo, Tuchel told told reporters: “If we considered his name… well he’s a fantastic player he is a fantastic player for another fantastic club in our competition in the Premier League.
“Out of respect we don’t comment on these players because we don’t like other coaches to speak about our players. This is where this has to stay.
“We focused on our top target Raheem Sterling who we signed and everything else stays behind closed doors.”