Journalist Jacob Steinberg has claimed on Twitter that Graham Potter would rather bring in Brazilian wonderkid Endrick than Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is likely the five-time Balon d’Or winner will finally be on the way out of Old Trafford, after launching a scathing attack on Manchester United.
After going after the facilities and methods at the club that hadn’t changed since his first spell in the North West, he sensationally claimed that he had no respect for manager Erik ten Hag.
With a departure on the cards, Chelsea have immediately been mentioned as a future potential home for the Portugal international, following their interest this summer.
Todd Boehly was seemingly adamant that the club should bring the superstar name in, although manager at the time Thomas Tuchel was firmly against the idea.
It now appears like his replacement Graham Potter holds a similar viewpoint.
Potter would rather Endrick than Ronaldo
Steinberg has claimed that he is far more focused on building a young, exciting side, and that includes making a big push to sign Endrick.
He said: Currently no indication that Chelsea will go for Cristiano Ronaldo in January. They know he wouldn’t fit Graham Potter’s style of play. Plan is to let Potter build his own team and focus is on bringing in young players.
That includes making big efforts to sign Endrick, but won’t be easy to beat Real Madrid, Barca and PSG to the Brazilian forward.
The Brazilian youngster has emerged as one of the key targets for the Blues, with him reportedly set to cost £52m.
Chelsea have already made some strong efforts to bring him in, utilising the national team captain Thiago Silva to their advantage.
They will be hoping that a meeting with the Brazil legend will be enough to convince the Palmeiras man to choose them over the rival elite clubs.