Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly “very tempted” by the possibility of joining Chelsea.
Manchester United mutually terminated Ronaldo’s contract following an explosive interview given to Piers Morgan.
In the interview for Talk TV, Ronaldo criticised the Red Devils, including their owners and manager Erik ten Hag.
With Ronaldo searching for a new club, there was a suggestion that he was close to agreeing to a £173 million-per-year deal to join Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr.
While Piers Morgan took to social media to dismiss the idea that the forward was set to join the Saudi Arabian club, a recent report claimed that Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal are battling for Ronaldo’s services.
Despite the interest from Saudi Arabia, according to journalist Daniele Longo, the 37-year-old is “very tempted” by the prospect of joining Chelsea.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly wanted to sign Ronaldo in the summer, but Thomas Tuchel, who was the manager at the time, was against the idea of the Portugal international joining the club.
Although the former Real Madrid forward appears to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea appeared to recently rule themselves out of the running for his signature.
Ronaldo is currently focused on the 2022 World Cup, with Portugal set to face Switzerland in the last 16 on Tuesday.