Chelsea’s transfer procedure is set up such that Tuchel has the ultimate say regarding possible signings. Naturally, Boehly and CO do not want to spend a lot of money on players who the German does not intend to use in his first team.
In addition, despite interest from the Blues management, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is apparently not interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United this summer.
After deciding that he would rather leave the Red Devils midway through his two-year deal and play Champions League football the following season, Jorge Mendes is scrambling to find his client a new team.
The veteran forward is now purportedly willing to accept a large wage reduction in order to continue competing in the Champions League after Mendes’ initial discussions reportedly failed to generate much interest in a permanent signing.
Last season, the Portuguese scored 18 Premier League goals, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Red Devils over the sixth place and into the Champions League.
Given that United spent the majority of the summer expecting they wouldn’t need to buy a new striker, some have criticized the timing of his decision.
For Ronaldo, who has participated in Europe’s champions league every year since 2003, missing out is obviously a significant problem to him. However, following a meeting between owner Todd Boehly and Mendes last month, Chelsea is thought to be a frontrunner.
Despite this, the 37-year-old is not on the manager’s list of transfer priorities, and it is speculated that Boehly may be trying in vain to get a move done, leaving the Man Utd star in a tricky position.
Darwin Nunez, a striker who would have been the ideal Ronaldo option, caught the attention of United earlier in the summer, but Liverpool closed a deal for the Uruguayan. The Ajax star Antony is said to be a contender for Erik ten Hag to help with some of the striking obligations.