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The transfer window is closed and the door is still open for Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Aug-12 10:17 first published at 10:17 AM


As Chelsea’s transfer stance remains consistent, Manchester United keeps hinting on social media that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay for the rest of the summer. The Portuguese were eager to leave at the start of the summer in order to continue his love affair with the Champions League. However, a lack of options has left the 37-year-old with no choice but to stay put for the time being. According to football.london, New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was keen to make the five-time Ballon d’Or winner the first Hollywood-type signing of his new tenure, but Thomas Tuchel put a stumbling block in this plan because he didn’t see Ronaldo fitting his current system and plan. Instead, alongside new arrival Raheem Sterling, who has settled in well to life in London, the German manager is looking to reunite with a player who has only recently left London for personal reasons. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only been with Barcelona for half a season, but the Blues’ current financial situation, combined with the star signing of Robert Lewandowski, has allowed them to plan their assault on the Blaugrana. Thomas Tuchel’s dream is to sign Zaha and decide on Aubameyang. Chelsea’s front three after a £300 million investment A fee in the region of £17 million could be accepted for the Gabonese international, who will listen to Chelsea’s proposals and make his decision from there. There is no guarantee, however, that the 33-year-old will return to England this summer. As a result, new owner Boehly will need a contingency plan, which is understood to be re-examining and re-evaluating the situation with United’s number 7. Tuchel is expected to reverse his initial rejection if more suitable options are not available before the September deadline. With Marcus Rashford linked to PSG, an exit for him would imply that Ronaldo would be forced to stay, regardless of a late Chelsea approach. Even if Cody Gakpo or Antony were to step in as direct replacements. United have been consistent in posting social media posts of Ronaldo training since his return. The type of hint that indicates that he’s still very much part of the plans. This is despite new manager Erik ten Hag’s decision to leave him out of the starting eleven for the Brighton loss. A decision that backfired and that Ralf Rangnick’s successor will put right when the Brentford game comes around this weekend. Ahead of the contest at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday Night Football, the Glazers have decided it was the right time to drop their new green third kit and Ronaldo’s inclusion in the promotion of it, despite the glum look on his face, could be interpreted as another hint of what’s to come before September 1. Chelsea fans- Would you be opposed to Cristiano Ronaldo at this stage of the transfer window? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below! READ NEXT: Chelsea know Wesley Fofana deadline for Tottenham clash as Thomas Tuchel sanctions £13m transfer Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: All the latest updates and rumours from Stamford Bridge Full Chelsea Premier League fixture list for 2022/23 Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea face fresh questions after summer of change Chelsea transfer business under the microscope in ‘good deal’ or ‘bad deal’

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