Cristiano Ronaldo wanted by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly EXCLUSIVE, Sterling 'advanced transfer talks', Neymar offered | The Sun

CHELSEA chief Todd Boehly has a firm eye on Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Boehly is a huge fan of the Portuguese superstar — but must now convince boss Tuchel to go for him.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are also said to be closing in on a £45million deal for Man City forward Raheem Sterling with the clubs now in 'advanced' talks.

But the Blues have received a huge blow in their pursuit for Juventus ace Matthias de Ligt who now reportedly favours a move to Bayern Munich instead.

And Neymar has reportedly been offered to the Blues as PSG look to get the Brazilian's hefty salary off their wage bill.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    De Ligt replacement identified

    Juventus are considering Arsenal ace Gabriel Magalhaes as a potential replacement for Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt.

    According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve are making Gabriel their number one priority if they sell De Ligt in the summer.

    The Netherlands international has been linked with a move to the Blues, while Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on him.

    However, the Bianconeri are getting ready to lose him and could move for the Brazil international

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    Ronaldo given ‘indefinite leave’

    Manchester United superstar and Chelsea target Cristiano Ronaldo has “effectively been given indefinite leave” after his transfer bombshell.

    Ronaldo wasn’t part of the returning crop of players for pre-season training on Monday as he was given extra time off due to family reasons.

    United are insisting that his absence is genuinely due to personal issues and that he is not for sale this summer.

    However, The Telegraph states that it is “unclear” when the star forward will return and that there is doubt over whether he will fly to Asia and Australia on Friday with the rest of the squad for pre-season.

    And they also add that it all “effectively amounts to a case of indefinite leave” for the Portugal captain

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    Sterling shouldn't go

    Manchester City shouldn't let Chelsea target Raheem Sterling go, according to Anton Ferdinand.

    Ferdinand told Sky Sports: "Me personally, if I'm Man City, I'm keeping him. I would try everything I can to tie him down to a new contract.

    "He's a fantastic player, he's also a consistent performer and someone who has done it over the years in the Premier League.

    "So, for Man City to be wanting to or happy to get rid of him, that shocks me.

    "But as we know, they've got an abundance of depth in them areas of the pitch. If he goes, then they've got someone of great quality to come in and take his place"

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    De Ligt agreement

    Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt has reached a verbal agreement with Bayern Munich.

    That is according to Sport1, who report that De Ligt has sealed a deal with Bayern.

    That would be a major transfer blow for Chelsea, who have made the centre-back a top target.

    Thomas Tuchel needs reinforcement at the back after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively

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    Ard and fast

    Chelsea have declared an interest in Bayern Munich ace Benjamin Pavard.

    Pavard has held discussions with Bayern about leaving the club this summer.

    According to Sky Germany, the talks "do not rule out a separation" as the full-back is unhappy at potentially losing his place in the team after Noussair Mazraoui's arrival from Ajax.

    Chelsea are said to have already "signalled an interest" in the France International, whose contract runs until 2024 but the club could cash in if he remains unhappy

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    Raphinha on holiday

    Chelsea target Raphinha is holidaying in Ibiza with stunning wife Taia Rodrigues amid sizzling transfer talk.

    The Leeds star was spotted taking a stroll with Rodrigues on the island beach before hiring a pedalo.

    The winger is set to snub Arsenal and the Blues for a dream move to Barcelona.

    But that may be the last thing on the Brazil international's mind as he chills on the sand in a bucket hat and sunglasses.

    Partner Taia was sporting a skimpy black Dsquared2 thong bikini

  • Kostas Lianos

    Chelsea's red Ligt

    Chelsea could be set for a transfer blow as Bayern Munich may pip them to the signing of Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt.

    The Blues are reported to have had a £34million bid plus either Timo Werner or Christian Pulisic turned down by Juve.

    And the West Londoners now look likely to miss out altogether as Bayern eye up a deal.

    According to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg, De Ligt has his eyes set on a switch to the Allianz Arena following talks with manager Julian Nagelsmann and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

    Plettenberg tweeted: "Bayern wants him & De Ligt wants to join Bayern! Talks with Nagelsmann & Salihamidzic impressed him!

    "Negotiations between Bayern/Juve have started. Talks are good.

    "But he‘s very expensive. Transfer fee expected between €60m [£51.6m]-€80m[£69m]"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Cech mate no more

    Chelsea's first summer transfer could be on the verge of collapsing due to Petr Cech’s departure.

    Cech became the latest high-profile figure at Stamford Bridge to leave following the club's £4.25billion takeover by Todd Boehly's consortium.

    The 40-year-old stepped down from his role as the Blues' technical and performance advisor last week.

    However, the legendary goalkeeper's exit has left the potential transfer deal for 18-year-old American keeper Gabriel Slonina in jeopardy.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Chelsea had a verbal agreement to purchase Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina for €10M.

    “However, following the departure of Petr Cech, it remains to be seen as to whether the deal could collapse. He was ‘really close’ to joining in January”

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    Chelsea kit leaked

    Chelsea's new away kit appears to have been leaked online.

    The Blues are gearing up for the 2022-2023 season with a host of new names being linked to the club including Cristiano Ronaldo, Raheem Sterling and Matthijs de Ligt.

    Another acquisition is the new away strip, which has reportedly emerged online.

    Photos show a white kit with blue patterned stripes going horizontally across the jersey.

    And the '3' sponsor remains on the kit for the new season

  • Kostas Lianos

    Chelsea fixture amendments

    Chelsea have had a few Premier League fixtures amended ahead of the coming season.

    The derby against Tottenham at home takes place on August 14 at 4.30pm instead of August 13.

    Leeds vs Chelsea has been moved from August 20 to August 21 at 2pm.

    Southampton vs Chelsea takes place on August 30 at 7:45pm instead of August 31.

    Chelsea vs West Ham has been moved to September 4 at 2pm whereas Fulham vs Chelsea takes place at the same date on September 10 but the time has changed for 12:30pm

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    Kai Havertz holiday

    Chelsea star Kai Havertz and girlfriend Sophia Weber shared a kiss on the beach as they enjoyed a romantic getaway to glitzy Saint-Tropez.

    The loved-up couple piled on the PDAs on Monday before Havertz heads back for pre-season training with the Blues.

    The versatile forward is enjoying the final few days of his summer break with the Weber, 23, before reporting back for duty.

    The couple headed down to the waterfront and kissed each other on the lips as they stood on rocks by the sea

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    How about Maat

    Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen is set to snub a move to Feyenoord to stay at Stamford Bridge.

    The Maatsen, 20, has been targeted by the Dutch giants as they look to replace Tyrell Malacia, who has join Manchester United.

    But left-back has supposedly rejected a move to Rotterdam that he was at as a child and has informed manager Arne Slot of his decision, according to AD.

    The Dutchman spent last season away from Stamford Bridge on loan at Coventry

  • Kostas Lianos

    Musonda goes AWOL

    Former Chelsea player Charly Musonda has mysteriously gone AWOL just days after joining Zulte Waregem.

    Musonda was finally released from the Blues this summer after 10 years at the club where he failed to even start a league match.

    But officials from his new club Zulte have now admitted they have no idea where the atticking midfielder is and his future remains up in the air after his disappearance.

    The club's chief executive, Eddy Cordier said: "When will Charly Musonda return to training? I don't know. Will he ever come back? No idea.

    "I don't know whether we will pull the plug on him because he hasn't been in since he trained a couple of weeks ago and there has been no contact.

    "It's more important that we concentrate on the group of players who are here at the club for pre-season"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Seal the deal

    Chelsea are hoping to secure Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt or Manchester City ace Nathan Ake this week.

    According to the Evening Standard, De Ligt and Ake are the two players the Blues are in negotiations with.

    The West Londoners had swap deals involving the likes of Jorginho and Timo Werner for the Juve centre-back rejected by the Serie A giants, who are adamant they want £103million.

    If Chelsea do fail in their pursuit of the Netherlands international then they may turn to their former defender Ake

  • Kostas Lianos

    Neymar and Ronaldo offered

    Chelsea have been offered the opportunity to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

    Representatives of the pair have approached new Blues co-owner Todd Boehly about a potential agreement.

    Manager Thomas Tuchel wants six transfers before the upcoming season.

    Ronaldo has informed United of his wish to leave the club because he prefers to play in the Champions League.

    And PSG are keen to sell Neymar in the summer as they are in a transition period after a disappointing campaign

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    Sterling deal 'nears completion'

    Chelsea and Manchester City are close to agreeing on a transfer fee over Raheem Sterling.

    Negotiations between the Premier League giants have been ongoing but now there's been positive developments, according to Sky Sports.

    An agreement over Sterling is imminent, and a deal will be completed if he can agree personal terms with the Blues.

    If that's the case, the winger will likely earn more at Stamford Bridge than he currently brings in with City

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    Cristiano Ronaldo EXCLUSIVE

    Chelsea are having internal differences regarding a potential swoop for Manchester United's wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo.

    According to SunSport's Andy Dillon, new Blues chairman Todd Boehly is a huge fan of Ronaldo but must now convince manager Thomas Tuchel to go for him.

    Tuchel and Boehly are set to hold talks on whether to follow up with a firm bid for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner or invest elsewhere in the squad.

    The German head coach thinks Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and defenders are the priority, having lost key centre-backs this summer.

    But the American businessman wants a marquee signing to launch his regime after taking over last month in a £4.25billion deal

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Ziyech tipped for Everton transfer

    Hakim Ziyech will be a great signing for Everton, according to Kevin Campbell.

    He told Goodison News: "I think he’s a quality player, definitely a quality player.

    “For the package, what it’s going to be, I don’t know.

    “I think Everton have got quite a few needs and for me Hakim Ziyech isn’t a big need right now.

    “Obviously he’s a quality player but fixing that midfield, getting some defenders in, I think that’s really the priority.

    “And probably another forward with obviously Richarlison gone, they’re going to need another forward in to help Dominic Calvert-Lewin.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Let ‘bad apple Ronaldo leave’

    Man United have been urged to grant ‘bad apple’ Cristiano Ronaldo his wish and let him leave the club.

    The damning verdict was issued by ex-Chelsea star Craig Burley.

    Burley told ESPN amid reports linking Ronaldo with Chelsea: “[Apparently] there will be a few tears shed in the Manchester United dressing room if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves… Really?’

    “Trust me, the only tears shed will be from fans at the fact that half of these wannabees are at the club.

    “The fact that he allegedly was a bit divisive last year on arrival at the club, I think that’s merely down to the fact that the standards were awful. I can understand that frustration.

    “I think Manchester United have to get him out. He’s not the future. You can’t have a bad apple, a divisive player and one that doesn’t want to be there.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Jorginho set to renew contract

    Jorginho has no intention of leaving Chelsea anytime soon.

    That's according to his agent Joao Santos who declared the Italy national will begin contract talks with the Blues in September.

    Mendes said. via the Metro: "Chelsea are the priority.

    “His contract will expire in 2023, I think we will talk about the renewal from September.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man City given Sterling advice

    Man City should be doing everything in their power to keep Raheem Sterling out of Chelsea's clutches.

    That's according to Anton Ferdinand who told Sky Sports: "Me personally, if I'm Man City, I'm keeping him.

    "I would try everything I can to tie him down to a new contract. He's a fantastic player, he's also a consistent performer and someone who has done it over the years in the Premier League.

    "So, for Man City to be wanting to or happy to get rid of him, that shocks me.

    "But as we know, they've got an abundance of depth in them areas of the pitch. If he goes, then they've got someone of great quality to come in and take his place."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea starlet opts to stay

    Chelsea starlet Ian Maatsen has reportedly turned down transfer advances from Feyenoord.

    The 20-year-old Dutch star was being pursued by Feyenoord.

    But he's opted to stay with the Blues and fight for his place, according to AD.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea want defender 'this week'

    Chelsea are keen to wrap up the signing of either Matthijs de Ligt or Nathan Ake this week.

    The Blues have been tracking both stars as they look to revamp their defence.

    And the Standard claim Chelsea plan to unveil atleast one of the pair in the coming days.

    Although recruiting De Ligt is proving to be difficult as AC Milan also want the Juventus centre back.

    Plus, Ake is the cheaper option as Juve want around £85m for De Ligt, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Newcastle plan double transfer swoop

    Newcastle are looking to raid Chelsea for starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi, reports claim.

    The Magpies want to boost their attacking line with the Blues winger, according to 90min.

    And they may be in luck as Hudson-Odoi only featured in 15 Premier League games with Chelsea last season.

    The Toon also want to bring in Everton ace Anthony Gordon along with Hudson-Odoi, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    AC Milan 'consider Ziyech transfer'

    AC Milan are mulling over whether to mount a bid for Chelsea ace Hakim Ziyech.

    The Rossoneri have been linked with a loan swoop for the Morrocan winger.

    However, the Serie A giants are considering if they should bring Ziyech in on a permanent basis, according to Calciomercato.

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