Chelsea may still make move to sign striker who's only scored two goals in 17 games against them – journalist

Journalist Simon Phillips has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea could still make a move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo before the transfer window closes.

The Manchester United man has been left frustrated this summer, after not currently being granted the move away from the club that he desires.

He was hoping the Blues were going to offer him a route out of the club and back to playing Champions League football, with United not qualifying for the competition for this year.

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Todd Boehly was reported to be extremely interested in a deal for the 37-year-old, with the magnitude of bringing in a man the stature of Ronaldo not lost on the American.

This desire could still win out at Stamford Bridge, with Phillips claiming that they may move again for him in the coming weeks.

Chelsea could still move for Ronaldo

He said: “I think Ronaldo could come into the conversation again come the end of the window. Whether United would let him go or not is another situation, but Boehly wants him, and I think they could talk about him again before the end of the window.”

Thomas Tuchel has never been fully convinced on the signing, with him believing more in a fluid attack headed by new signing Raheem Sterling.

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While Ronaldo will be hoping the move comes to fruition, he will be hoping the signing doesn’t come down to his record against the Blues.

He has just two goals in 17 appearances against the West London side, with his first league goal coming in the 1-1 draw between the sides last season.

While the signing of Ronaldo would bring undoubted quality to the Blues attack, as well as a proven goalscorer at the highest level, the focus right now should still be on the centre-back role, as well as assessing if there’s any potential of securing a Frenkie de Jong deal.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.