Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, could be set for a shock move to Chelsea this summer, the UK Express reports.
It is believed a potential transfer was discussed during a recent meeting between new owner Todd Boehly and Ronaldo’s Jorge Mendes.
The Portugal captain is growing frustrated over United’s recruitment struggles, with Boehly planning to oversee his first window at Stamford Bridge.
The 37-year-old has a year left on his current contract at Old Trafford.
Both Ronaldo and new manager Erik ten Hag have spoken with excitement of another season after the Dutchman implements a squad rebuild.
But despite interest in Darwin Nunez, who has joined Liverpool, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Ajax winger Antony, the club are still yet to make a single signing.
According to David Ornstein, Boehly met Mendes in Portugal last week, with Chelsea yet to make the first signing of his tenure since buying the club from Roman Abramovich. And the idea of Ronaldo making an incredible intra-Premier League switch this summer arose.
United plan to keep the 37-year-old for Erik ten Hag’s first season, and he has no problem with the club’s new manager.
However, he is understood to be increasingly concerned over the Red Devils’ lack of transfer activity after their worst-ever Premier League season, especially while their rivals strengthen.
Ronaldo has an undeniable affection for the Old Trafford giants but is desperate for them to match his ambition to enjoy a successful final season before his contract expires. Mendes has also discussed the possibility with Bayern Munich, and it currently isn’t known whether Chelsea will attempt to lure the Portuguese icon to west London.