Date published: Monday 15th June 2020 3:39
Chelsea are positioning themselves for a sensational, surprise swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to notorious Spanish outlet Don Balon.
The report claims Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could use his good relationship with super agent Jorge Mendes to complete a deal for Juventus superstar Ronaldo.
Only last week Milan’s Radio Rossonera suggested Ronaldo could be on his way out of Serie A to ease Juventus’ financial burden.
Journalist and Radio Rossonera director Pietro Balzano Prota tweeted at the end of May that “different sources” had suggested that Ronaldo could part ways with Juventus in the summer.
Prota then tweeted a similar suggestion last week and claimed he is looking into the rumours that “are not yet to be classified as concrete news”.
It really would be a left field move from Chelsea and Frank Lampard, who has been trying to blood the youngsters in west London. His signings are also expected to be players well under the age of 30.
Hakim Ziyech, 27, has already signed, while Timo Werner, 24, is expected to follow after Chelsea agreed to pay his £53million release clause.
€120m Ronaldo offer
So a move for 35-year-old Ronaldo would be a step away from their principles. Then again the opportunity to add a player with over 600 career goals to his name does not come around every summer.
The price tag, per the source is €120million, and Abramovich is believed to have put that offer on the table to the Turin giants.
His former club Real Madrid are also interested in re-signing him with Ronaldo, as yet, showing no signs of slowing down.
He has continued his brilliance in Turin with 53 goals in 75 games since his €100million transfer from Real Madrid in July 2018.