Tuchel gives his take on signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly interested in a move to Chelsea.

Ronaldo wants to play in the Champions League next season, and with Manchester United set to play Europa League football, the Portugal legend isn’t keen on that.

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

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hasn’t ruled out a move for Ronaldo as well.

Asked about a move for Ronaldo, Thomas Tuchel told Sky Sports: “I would not rule out signing another striker, but it’s not our priority.

“The priority right now is our defence, it’s not a secret.

“We lost top players and so now we need to replace them.”

Former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has claimed that Ronaldo will be a good signing for Chelsea.

According to Collymore, Ronaldo will suit Chelsea’s play better than Manchester United.

He told the Mirror: “Ronaldo does not fit with United’s evolution, there’s no doubt about that.

That’s why I have been saying for months now that they should move him on this summer.

“But for Chelsea, he’d be the perfect fit and I could well see his goals and Raheem Sterling’s assists taking the Blues significantly closer to Manchester City and Liverpool in the table.

The former Liverpool star also claimed that young English players like Mason Mount and Reece James could benefit from playing with an icon like Ronaldo.

He went on: “Ronaldo is a fitness geek and a player of the highest level, and his pushing of individuals would get the most out of a squad which is much more balanced and ready for success than the United team he wants to leave.

“Chelsea have had plenty of big-name players before and being in that part of south-west London would suit him down to the ground.

“There’s no doubt that such as Mason Mount and Reece James would seriously benefit from working with him. London, the capital, would be a breath of fresh for Ronaldo. If Chelsea do get a deal done for him it would be a win-win for both parties.”