CHELSEA manager Thomas Tuchel was asked by a fan if he will sign Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and gave a cheeky reply.
In the video going viral on social media, one fan asks Tuchel while he is meeting fans: “Thomas, do we sign Cristiano Ronaldo?”
The German smiles and responds: “I will not tell you” before walking off.
Fans online have been quick to jump to a conclusion that he is hinting that Chelsea will complete a move for the 37-year-old striker.
One supporter said: “The smile is saying yes, basically.”
Ronaldo is desperate to leave Man Utd this summer after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League and he was docked 25 per cent of his wages.
This comes as SunSport exclusively reported he received a six-figure bonus just days before he told the club he wanted out.
Ronaldo has not joined up with the squad for the club’s tour of Asia and United are planning pre-season without him. Although family reasons have been cited as the reason for his absence.
Man Utd believe he won’t come back and are resigned to selling him this transfer window.
Chelsea are one of a number of clubs interested with new owner Todd Boehly wanting to make CR7 his marquee signing to put down a signal of intent.
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Boehly reportedly even met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes to discuss a potential deal.
Tuchel however apparently needs more convincing that Ronaldo is the man he needs to replace Romelu Lukaku but could be warming to the idea.
The Blues are ready to bid and are lining up an offer of £14million for the unsettled star.
Chelsea are set to have a busy summer with potentially many players arriving as they near completion of a £50million deal to bring Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge.