Former Chelsea striker gives warning about Chelsea’s move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is said to be a huge fan of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Todd Boehly wanted Chelsea to sign Ronaldo last summer, but Thomas Tuchel was against the idea.

With Ronaldo having it hot at Old Trafford with new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, there are talks that he could be set for an exit in January.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has claimed that the deal may affect both Chelsea and Manchester United if it does happen.

Asked if he expects Chelsea to sign Ronaldo, Cascarino told talkSPORT: “Not really.

“It’s an interesting one because I don’t think United will be prepared to let Ronaldo go. It could cost them Champions League football if they didn’t make the top-four and Ronaldo went to Chelsea.

“From that point of view it would be a difficult one to understand.

“Also, Chelsea need legs in the centre forward position, they need someone who’s a real, determined runner, who gets into positions and is quick.

“I would be amazed if that happened, if Ronaldo ended up at Stamford Bridge. I don’t see Manchester United wanting to do that, it would be cutting your nose to spite your face, it really would.

“If you let him go there and Chelsea finish above you, it would be a really bad look for United.”