Chelsea end their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo as Thomas Tuchel says he doesn’t want ‘individuals’ who steal the spotlight in his team
Chelsea have ended their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo after talks between manager Thomas Tuchel and co-owner Todd Boehly.
Back in May, the American billionaire raised the prospect of bringing Manchester United’s wantaway star to Stamford Bridge following a meeting with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, in Portugal.
Following the discussions, the decision was made not to pursue the 37-year-old because Tuchel believes the arrival of Ronaldo may have potentially steal some of the limelight from Sterling, whom Chelsea view as a marquee signing and dressing room leader.
The Portuguese is yet to join United on their pre-season tour after informing the club that he wants to leave after they missed out on Champions League football following a disastrous campaign.
Reports have claimed that a club in Saudi Arabia is offering to sign Ronaldo and pay him £105m a year.