The 37-year-old wants to leave Old Trafford after just one season following his switch from Juventus prior to the 2021/22 season.
He played 37 games last season, scored 24 goals, and signed three assists, but that was not enough to lead Man United into the UEFA Champions League.
Now under the management of Erik ten Hag, they will play Europa League football and that has played a major role in Ronaldo’s desire to leave.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play at a very high level in the last few years of his career which has led to his decision to leave.
Manchester United are back in pre-season this week but Ronaldo has yet to make an appearance for ‘family reasons’ and is still in Portugal.
The team is not sure if he will accompany the team to Thailand on their pre-season tour.
Chelsea are being linked with the Portuguese star. Co-owner Todd Boehly had a meeting with his agent last month and the opportunity to sign Ronaldo was discussed among other subjects, and he is ready to take him to west London.
The final decision should have been left to head coach Thomas Tuchel to read his decision before considering any application.
Now, according to Pete O’Rourke / Football Insider reports, Chelsea are now preparing a £ 14 million transfer fee to Manchester United.
According to Neil Custis of The Sun, Ten Hag’s side are set to release Ronaldo this summer, concede defeat and do not want his future to come in the summer, which could disrupt the club’s preparations for the 2022/23 season. .
Chelsea are looking for new players this summer following the departure of Romelu Lukaku who signed a club record, who returned to Inter Milan after joining for £ 97.5 million last summer.
The transfer fee is expected to be agreed upon in the next 24 hours to secure his arrival before they head to the United States ahead of the first season on Saturday.
Manchester United are reluctant to sell Ronaldo to Chelsea because they see Tuchel’s side as a direct contender for the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
They may prefer to sell him abroad to avoid strengthening the Premier League rival, but Ronaldo is said to be open to move to Chelsea.
He is ready to take the big payoff to take action to continue fulfilling his ambitions in the sport.