Chelsea is presently favored to sign Manchester United‘s prolific goal scorer.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is thought to have told the Red Devils that he wants to leave the team in the upcoming weeks due to concerns over the team’s potential to contend for major awards.
Ronaldo could try to force a sale before the start of the new season despite Man United’s clear position that he is never up for sale. Ronaldo is a Portugal international.
The 20-time English champions allegedly want to approve Ronaldo’s sale for an “acceptable” offer, and according to The Sun, Chelsea is in the lead.
Next season, Ronaldo will be allowed to play for the Blues in the Champions League, but he would have to settle for the Europa League if he stayed at Old Trafford.
The former Real Madrid player is reportedly Chelsea’s top summer target as a result, and insiders at Manchester United are purportedly not denying that he wants to depart.
Ronaldo’s Old Trafford deal is set to expire in 2023, but Man United has the option to extend it by another year. The forward dazzled last season, scoring 24 goals and dishing out three assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.
In 329 appearances during his two stints in Manchester, Ronaldo has accumulated 142 goals and 71 assists for a total of 24 goals, 18 of which were in the Premier League.