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PremierLeague-News.Com - Chelsea transfer news: The Blues are tipped to be Cristiano Ronaldo's next destination after Manchester United came to a mutual agreement with the Portugal star to terminate his contract
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Chelsea are the bookmakers' favourites to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in January after the Portuguese striker left Manchester United for the second time. The 37-year-old dug out his club in an explosive interview with Piers Morgan that effectively ended any chance of him ever playing for the Red Devils again. In a statement on Tuesday night, Manchester United said: "Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect. READ MORECristiano Ronaldo fails Todd Boehly test as Chelsea are handed answer to January transfer "The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future. "Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch." Ronaldo himself wanted to leave during the summer in a bid to play Champions League football, but there were a distinct lack of genuine contenders to buy him, leaving him stranded. Erik ten Hag has also had to deal with his off-the-field antics as well as the general feeling that teams currently play better without him. That hasn't stopped Chelsea being linked with him though, especially as Todd Boehly met with super agent Jorge Mendes in the summer, with Ronaldo's future one of the topics of discussion. Any club that wanted to bring the striker in would need a large wage bill, Champions League football and a determination to use a non-pressing forward.
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. Ronaldo would likely shatter that, and Graham Potter would prefer a younger, more dynamic player to build his team around. However, with the other options seemingly being boyhood club Sporting Lisbon and a move to Saudi Arabia, the five time Ballon d'Or winner isn't spoilt for choice, hence Chelsea's place at the top of the odds list. The Blues are just ahead of Sporting at 5/2, with the Portuguese side at 7/2. The next club is Newcastle, quite a way further back, at 15/2, with a general 'any MLS club' being 15/2 as well. Napoli, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid make up the rest of the list, but each seem just as unlikely as the next. Despite Chelsea topping this particular table, Matt Law from the Telegraph debunked the links, tweeting: "As of now, Chelsea have no plans to try to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. I don't expect that to change but I've learned to never say never in football." READ NEXT: Karim Benzema helps Real Madrid make Cristiano Ronaldo transfer decision despite Chelsea 'talks' Chelsea loan latest as two transfer plans become clear during World Cup break and Ampadu shines Edouard Mendy World Cup error forces Graham Potter to address awkward Chelsea transfer question Frenkie de Jong sends Chelsea clear transfer message in open attack on Barcelona board Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: Latest news, rumours and gossip from Stamford Bridge
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