CBS Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that there is no suggestion Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wants Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo at Stamford Bridge.
The Red Devils have been given a huge shock with reports claiming that Ronaldo, 37, has asked to leave the club if a reasonable offer comes in.
Chelsea have previously been linked with the Portuguese star. The Blues’ new owner Todd Boehly reportedly held talks with the player’s agent Jorge Mendes.
However, Jacobs has played down talk that the five-time Ballon d’Or may be heading to west London this summer. He touched on the meeting that occurred between the Chelsea owner and Mendes, writing on his Twitter:
“Not too much should be read into that meeting, though, in this context. Told Ronaldo was discussed but he was not the reason or focal point for the meeting. Boehly introduced himself and multiple names were spoken of. No indication Tuchel wants Ronaldo.”
Chelsea are in need of a new centre-forward signing following the departure of Romelu Lukaku, who has rejoined Inter Milan on a season-long loan.
Jacobs’ comments seem to indicate that Tuchel hasn’t sounded out the United star’s availability, rather that Mendes is trying to find his client a potential suitor.