Graham Potter & Todd Boehly’s emotions on signing Cristiano Ronaldo for Chelsea

Graham Potter & Todd Boehly's feelings on signing Cristiano Ronaldo for Chelsea

Chelsea have been one of many extra outstanding suitors for Cristiano Ronaldo through the summer time as co-owner Todd Boehly met the Portugal worldwide’s agent, Jorge Mendes, to debate a potential switch.

Whereas Boehly was open to pursuing Ronaldo, then-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was not as eager and the choice was made to desert their curiosity, with the Blues in the end bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona as an alternative.

Nevertheless, with Ronaldo now a free agent following his departure from Manchester United and Graham Potter now within the dugout at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have as soon as once more been named as potential suitors.

90min understands that Boehly is but to rule out pursuing Ronaldo, whose performances on the World Cup are being watched extremely rigorously by the American.

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As was the case with Tuchel, Potter will probably be given a major say in Chelsea’s switch enterprise alongside the recruitment analyst who adopted him from Brighton, Kyle Macauley, and no resolution on Ronaldo could be made with out Potter’s approval.

Sources near the Chelsea boss have confirmed to 90min that Potter will not be all in favour of a transfer for Ronaldo, regardless of his aspect’s struggles in entrance of purpose, and he has distanced himself from signing the veteran striker – who has additionally been snubbed by Newcastle United.

Whereas there’s an acceptance at Chelsea that the group wants extra objectives, Potter will not be wanting to herald Ronaldo and will wait till the summer time to bolster his ahead line, with RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku doubtlessly the primary of many signings.

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