Revealed: What Cristiano Ronaldo was caught doing after being linked with Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

The Portuguese star is said to be disappointed with Manchester United’s performance last season, and also the club’s lack of ambitions.

Ronaldo reportedly wants to play in the Champions League next season, with United set to play Europa League football.

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo was expected to return for pre-season on Monday but was absent.

The 37 year old told the club he won’t be able to return for pre-season on Monday due to family reasons and was granted permission by the club.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted at Portugal’s training ground on Monday after failing to turn up for pre-season with Manchester United.

On Monday afternoon, Portuguese TV station SIC Noticias filmed Ronaldo arriving at Portugal’s training base located on the outskirts of Lisbon.

It remains unclear if Ronaldo will return to Manchester before the squad travel to Bangkok on Friday to begin their pre-season tour.

Ronaldo has spent part of the summer on holiday in Majorca before travelling back to Portugal.

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has reacted to the news linking Ronaldo with Chelsea.

Cascarino told talkSPORT: “Ronaldo is a player, as always, that has an ego. A lot of it is about him, but the teams he’s played in have been successful, so you always go with that as a team player.

“Great, he scores goals; he gets the accolades; he’s one of the greatest that has ever played the game. You can have all that, and that is fine, as long as you are winning.

He added: “When you don’t win, now you have got a problem. I said to you off-air, I’m a bit suspicious because he has scored 141 goals in the Champions League.

“Messi has got 125. He doesn’t want to not play Champions League football because he wants to be the greatest Champions League goalscorer of all time, and that is how Ronaldo is made.”