Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is being tipped to leave the Spanish champions, and that could happen this month itself, according to reports.
The Portugal international won a third Champions League title with the club last season, and also enjoyed success in La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Besides laurels with the club, he won almost all the major individual honours as well, including a career best fifth Ballon d’Or award. But despite all the success, he still wants to leave the Madrid giants and find pastures anew.
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According to a report in Spanish outlet Don Balon, the 32-year-old’s situation is being monitored by Blues boss Antonio Conte, who is said to be a huge admirer of the attacking player. The Italian wants the player to come to Stamford Bridge and help them achieve more success.
The English champions are over reliant on Eden Hazard upfront, and experience a lack of another world class player, despite having Alvaro Morata and Willian.
Michy Batshuayi could leave the club in search for regular football, and Conte feels Ronaldo has enough to offer them in terms of attack, and also help the others play around him and Hazard.
The report also states that LA Galaxy are interested in the player, but Real are hoping to offer him to PSG instead. That could open up a way for Neymar to join Real, with reports stating earlier that they could break the world record fee to get the Brazilian back to La Liga.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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