Chelsea are reportedly among the contenders to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, and will clash with Premier League rivals Manchester United if they want to secure his signature, as reported by the Daily Express.
A return to Old Trafford seems to be a possibility for Ronaldo, who responded badly to Real getting rid of teammate Angel Di Maria towards the end of the summer transfer window.
The Express suggest that Man Utd have set aside up to £60 million in order to bring Ronaldo back to the club where he first made his name, and with the Ballon d’Or winner a potential departure from the Santiago Bernabeu, Man Utd would seem the logical destination.
They are even reportedly willing to improve his £290,000 weekly wage.
It is now suggested that Jose Mourinho is keen to bring his former charge to Stamford Bridge, having developed a good relationship with the player while working together for the Spanish giants.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is also keen for him to depart the Bernabeu after falling out with the club’s hierarchy over a letter that Angel Di Maria published that criticised them.