Latest news on Cristiano Ronaldo move to Chelsea, and why Thomas Tuchel is not interested in the deal.
Chelsea were among the
front runners to sign
Cristiano Ronaldo this
summer, but Thomas
Tuchel opted against the
The Portuguese forward is eager to leave Manchester
United after the club failed to make it into the
While numerous clubs have had to publicly state their
disinterest in the veteran forward, like Bayern Munich
and Borussia Dortmund among others, Chelsea had
been weighing up a transfer throughout the summer.
However, it turns out that Tuchel decided against
signing Ronaldo based on a conversation he had with
Ralf Rangnick who was in charge of the Red Devils
According to the Times, new Chelsea owner Todd
Boehly was keen on signing Ronaldo and saw him as
the ideal player to lead their weak attack.
Yet Tuchel, being close friends with Rangnick, took
his advice that he would not fit into Chelsea’s setup
due to his disinterest in pressing the opposition.
Ten Hag wants to keep Ronaldo
Meanwhile, new United coach Erik ten Hag insists he
wants to keep Ronaldo at the club for this season,
despite dropping him once again in the recent 1-0
win over Southampton.
“We plan with him (Ronaldo), so we want him to
stay. That is what we want,” the Dutchman stated.