Date:1st September 2022 at 1:04pm
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Chelsea’s free-spending owner Todd Boehly may be tempted to make a last-minute move to sign Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

What’s the word?

That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, via GIVEMESPORT, who claims that Ronaldo could be the answer to Thomas Tuchel’s striker woes, with Boehly said to be keen on bringing the veteran to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “There’s the small temptation of a last minute offer for Ronaldo. There’s definitely part of Todd Boehly that would like to do that. And you can understand it as an American owner as to why you might want to sign Ronaldo, although Tuchel is not so keen.”

A shock chase

£480k-per-week “Phenom”, as dubbed by Ben Foster via Sky Sports Premier League, still has a lot to offer even at the age of 37.

The atmosphere surrounding the top goalscorer of all time over the course of this summer has been nothing short of putrid and has somewhat lowered his stock in the market, with a plethora of European outfits said to have declined opportunities to sign the legend due to tactical fears.

It’s been a rather shocking revelation that clubs would even comprehend turning down guaranteed goals, with the former Real Madrid man still potent in front of goal, having finished as the Premier League’s third highest goalscorer last season.

And with Chelsea scoring just six goals in their opening five games in a metric that ranks them as the seventh-lowest goalscorers in the league thus far, the Blues could definitely make use of an out-and-out target man like Ronaldo.

If Chelsea are to go in for the Portuguese veteran, they will be moving for a proven asset who could fit into Thomas Tuchel’s system seamlessly, with the forward possessing a greater level of creativity over the past calendar year than he is given credit for, having registered an average of 2.77 shot-creating actions per 90.

Boehly has demonstrated his level of ambition through his willingness to spend, and Ronaldo could be an asset that benefits the team both on and off the pitch – with the commercial benefits a potentially proving to tempting for the American owner – in what would be a shock twist on transfer deadline day.