A Premier League rival has been offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, a $220m Barcelona flyer could be on the way to England and a key development in Tom Rogic’s future has become apparent.
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RONALDO OFFERED PL RIVAL IN A SECRET MEETING
Well, wouldn’t that be something.
Corresponding The TelegraphChelsea were offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
A meeting took place in Portugal between new Blues owner Todd Boehly and Jorge Mendes, a super agent who counts Ronaldo among his many clients.
Ronaldo was one of several names discussed at the meeting between the two in terms of possible transfer targets.
However, according to the report, Manchester United still expect Ronaldo to stay while new manager Erik ten Hag tries to build his attack around the Portuguese superstar.
The 37-year-old has also been linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich, which forced club director Hasan Salihamidzic to publicly shut them down, despite talks reportedly taking place to assess whether a move for Ronaldo could have happened.
$220M CONTRACT TALKS WITH BARCA REMAIN AS BLUES READY TO SWOOP
Even if a move doesn’t work out for Ronaldo, Chelsea could still bring in a superstar striker.
That To express report that Barcelona could withdraw their offer of contract to French winger Ousmane Dembele, leaving the Blues in pole position to secure him.
The 25-year-old joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund for a whopping $220m in 2017 but couldn’t live up to the hefty price tag.
Dembele is set to become a free agent in early July and has struggled to land a new deal with Barca despite the Catalan side being keen for him to stay at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona’s financial woes are well documented and open the door for Chelsea to step in and take over Dembele.
It would also be the first signing of the Todd Boehly era after taking over from Roman Abramovich.
STAR SOCCEROO MAKES LAST CALL ON SHOCK MOVE
In a World Cup year, many Australian football fans are anxiously awaiting where talismanic midfielder Tom Rogic will head to.
The 29-year-old left Celtic at the end of the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership season, having been on the Hoops’ books since 2012, and has been heavily linked with a move to Indonesia side Persija Jakarta.
However, the Scottish Sun reports that Rogic has actually turned down Persija Jakarta’s lucrative offer.
The outlet goes on to explain that several A-League men’s clubs have an interest in securing Rogic.
However, that is unlikely after the midfielder claimed a return home was “unlikely” in an interview with Channel 10 in May.