Chelsea ready to sign Cristiano Ronaldo if this happens
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Chelsea are ready to sign Manchester United striker Ronaldo when he is released by the club this winter.
The Portuguese has been with the Red Devils for the past 18 months but could head for the exit door in January.
He recently criticised manager Erik ten Hag in an interview with Piers Morgan and the club are now planning to offload him.
Talks are underway over a termination and an official announcement could be made before the end of next week.
Amidst this, The Mirror claim that the Blues are planning a fresh move for him after missing out over the summer.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly wanted to pursue Ronaldo, but the decision was vetoed by then-manager Thomas Tuchel.
He is now prepared to try again for the 37-year-old. Chelsea plan to offer a contract to Ronaldo when he is released.
The news will come as a possible blow for United. Chelsea are currently their direct rivals for a top-four league spot.