Chelsea: Boehly 'tempted to make offer' for £480k-a-week star at Stamford Bridge
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United’s starting line-up at the weekend, but things did not go to plan as he could not stop his current employers falling to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford.
It is well documented that the Portuguese forward is desperate to move onto pastures new and he has asked the Red Devils’ hierarchy to grant his wish if a satisfactory offer is lodged.
The development came after Boehly held a meeting with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, where a potential switch to Chelsea was discussed.
It is understood that the west Londoners have been considering a move despite Manchester United’s insistence that their talisman is not for sale.
Jones understands that Boehly is mulling over whether to test Manchester United’s resolve by heading to the negotiating table.
However, the transfer insider is aware that Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel is not particularly keen on completing the deal and is unsure as to where Ronaldo would fit into the Blues’ system.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “He’s definitely tempted to make an offer if no-one else is going in for Ronaldo and I can understand why, to some extent.
“But when you see the way that Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz play in that frontline, Ronaldo just doesn’t fit, so I’m on Tuchel’s side on that one.”
There is no doubt that signing Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, would catch the eye and show that Boehly means business.
With the 37-year-old superstar into the final 12 months of his £480,000-per-week contract at Manchester United, a deal could be possible as the Red Devils will not want to see their star man walk away for nothing next summer.
Having scored close to 700 goals during his club career, there is no question that Ronaldo would make Chelsea an even bigger threat going forward.