Report: Chelsea may have changed stance over signing 'world-class' player now Graham Potter is in charge

Reports have claimed that Chelsea may have now changed their stance on signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

According to ESPN, the arrival of new manager Graham Potter could have altered the club’s view from how it was over the summer.

The opportunity arose for Chelsea in the last window to launch a sensational effort to bring the five-time Balon d’Or winner to Stamford Bridge.

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Todd Boehly was keen, however it was then manager Thomas Tuchel who was against the move coming to fruition.

Instead, the German preferred a reunion with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the Blues getting the deal over the line on deadline day.

It has emerged since that this was one of the matters the owner and manager disagreed with. This, combined with a number of other issues, eventually saw the German lose his job.

Chelsea could move for Ronaldo

Ronaldo meanwhile has seen his minutes dwindle this season at Old Trafford. This is despite being one of the best in the world for the last two decades, with him being universally acknowledged as ‘world-class.’

ESPN have claimed that the new man in charge at Chelsea could see the move be revived though.

As a short term option, there aren’t many better than Ronaldo, with his quality more than on display when given regular minutes last season.

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However, reports have claimed that the Blues are close to securing a deal for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku.

Many reports over the summer claimed the Blues were in for the Frenchman over the summer.

He eventually signed a new contract with the Bundesliga side, however it has now emerged that Chelsea actually held a secret medical with him.

If only one option is up for grabs, it’s hard to imagine the club would opt for Ronaldo.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released