Chelsea have emerged as surprise favourites to sign former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
The Metro report that Ronaldo could potentially be frozen out at the Bernabeu with his future supposedly up in the air for the past month.
And with these brewing doubts it has sensationally been suggested that the Portuguese superstar could make a £71.5 million return to the Premier League – but not to Manchester United and instead to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are incredibly now thought to be favourites to sign the two-time Balon d’Or winner with the impending arrival of Rafa Benitez in the Spanish capital said to the death knell to Ronaldo’s time with Los Blancos.
With Benitez supposedly favouring Gareth Bale, Ronaldo could be facing the chop – however Chelsea will, of course, have to fight off interest from Manchester United who will look to re-sign a former favourite should he come on to the market.