Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is plotting an audacious move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge next summer.
According to reports from Spanish newspaper AS, the Chelsea owner wants to sign the Real Madrid superstar, with or without Mourinho operating at the London club.
They key figure behind this move is of course Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes. In recent years, Mendes has been instrumental in bringing players like Falcao, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to Chelsea, and naturally he will be needed again to complete the biggest blockbuster transfer in Chelsea’s history.
The Blue are ready to dish out in excess of €100m for Ronaldo, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and PSG.
The report claims Chelsea are planning to raise funds around €200m through player sales, with the likes of Matic, Oscar and Hazard could be sold.
Ronaldo, who is under contract with Madrid till 2018, wishes to retire at Madrid but at the same time he has refused to rule out a move away from the club.
Recently, the Portugal forward said that he would welcome the opportunity to work with Mourinho again.
“Work with Mourinho again? Why not?”, said Ronaldo.
“I’ve got two more years on my contract with Real Madrid, but no-one knows what the future holds.”
Ronaldo, the all time leading goal scorer in Madrid’s history, has said in many interviews in the past that he would like to return to the Premier League in future, and has always expressed deep love for his former club Manchester United.
Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague wrote in his new biography on Ronaldo that the 30-year-old still dreams of returning to Manchester United.