Chelsea were given the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, but it’s one deal Thomas Tuchel passed on.
Ronaldo is keen on playing Champions League football next season, and wouldn’t mind playing for Manchester United rivals, Chelsea.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has ruled out a move for Ronaldo, and is content with his signing of Raheem Sterling.
Pundit Paul Merson has advised Thomas to rather go for Ronaldo as well if he wants to win the Premier League.
According to Paul Merson, Chelsea do not have a player that can score up to 20 goals per season.
Writing in his Daily Star column, Merson said: “Chelsea won’t finish higher than third next season unless they sign a world-class striker.
“And there is one player ideally suited to fill the role still on the market – Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Kai Havertz isn’t really a striker for me and doesn’t guarantee you 20 goals a season. And that is something Ronaldo certainly would.
“You keep hearing that Ronaldo was offered to Chelsea weeks ago, so maybe they’ve already decided against it. But I think that’s a mistake.
“They’re buying players for now. Sterling and Koulibaly are not young. They are players you buy to win now.
“This is not a four-year plan. So why not buy Ronaldo on a short-term contract? He wouldn’t be holding anybody back because they haven’t got a centre forward.”