The Blues could reignite that interest in the January transfer window knowing that Ronaldo is on the cusp of a departure, though Tony Cascarino does not believe that the Red Devils will even part ways with their No 7. He told talkSPORT: “It’s an interesting one because I don’t think United will be prepared to let Ronaldo go. It could cost them Champions League football if they didn’t make the top four and Ronaldo went to Chelsea.
“From that point of view, it would be a difficult one to understand. Also, Chelsea need legs in the centre forward position, they need someone who’s a real, determined runner, who gets into positions and is quick. I would be amazed if that happened, if Ronaldo ended up at Stamford Bridge. I don’t see Manchester United wanting to do that, it would be cutting your nose to spite your face, it really would.”