Report: Club’s top scorer set to tell them he wants to leave, Boehly would like to sign him for Chelsea

Reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo is set to tell Manchester United that he wants to leave the club this summer.

According to The Sun, the 37-year-old is apparently against signing a new deal at the club, with him and his agent, Jorge Mendes, still pushing to find a club that will take him.

The super-agent had a meeting with Todd Boehly early this month, where it emerged that the American was extremely intrigued by the potential of a deal.

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The Portugal star wants to leave the club where he made his name after a dire last season and somewhat stagnant transfer window.

The club failed to finish in the top four last season, potentially leading Ronaldo to his first season playing in the Europa League.

Now though, the five-time Balon d’Or winner is set to inform his club personally of his desire to leave this summer, despite being the club’s top scorer in all competitions last season.

Ronaldo wants to leave United

The Sun claim the Red Devils would be willing to let him leave on loan this season, but only if he signs a new deal, which he is currently against doing.

While the deal has appealed to the new Chelsea owner, manager Thomas Tuchel has been reported to be not so keen.

Despite the striker’s obvious quality, the German was far more keen to sign Raheem Sterling as his marquee signing in attack.

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With the England international’s pressing qualities complementing his attacking skills, he fits what Tuchel is trying to do perfectly, hoping for a fluid and creative frontline.

While a lack of goals in pre-season may worry some, the club would do well not to panic with the signing of an ageing striker, instead trusting the process with the likes of Kai Havertz having the opportunity to prove his quality as a goalscorer at last to Chelsea fans.

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.