'That's a mistake': Paul Merson thinks Chelsea are making an error after hearing transfer rumour

Paul Merson thinks Chelsea should reconsider their plans not to sign Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

The Blues were linked earlier in the transfer window with a potential move for the 37-year-old superstar.

However, The Guardian claimed earlier this week that Chelsea are no longer interested in Ronaldo’s signature after holding talks with his representatives.

Despite his age, the Portuguese attacker was still a standout at Old Trafford last season with 24 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions for Man United.

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Merson thinks Chelsea should sign Ronaldo

Pundit Merson reckons Man United centre-forward Ronaldo would be a major success in the Chelsea line-up.

Therefore, he’s urged Thomas Tuchel’s side to mount another move for him.

“Chelsea won’t finish higher than third next season unless they sign a world class striker,” Merson wrote for the Daily Star.

“And it is why they should change their mind on Cristiano Ronaldo because he is one player ideally suited to fill the role still on the market.

“You keep hearing that Ronaldo was offered to Chelsea weeks ago and that they have now decided against signing him. But that’s a mistake.”

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CF role at Stamford Bridge

It’s going to be very interesting to see how Chelsea shape up in attack by the time the new season starts.

Kai Havertz, who played centrally at times during the last campaign, appears to be a frontrunner to nail down a spot in the starting XI at striker.

In addition, exciting young forward Armando Broja is currently training with the group during pre-season after a successful spell on loan at Southampton last year.

Will Chelsea look to continue their impressive window so far by signing a new No.9?

Raheem Sterling, along with today’s new signing Kalidou Koulibaly, represent the Blues are serious in this window about bringing in proven players.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.