Chelsea planning swoop for Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea are reportedly planning an audacious approach for Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although the Portuguese superstar has failed to replicate the form which he produced at Real Madrid, the attacker has still scored 53 goals from 76 appearances in all competitions.
However, despite having two years left on his contract, it has been suggested that Chelsea are willing to offer the former Manchester United man a chance to return to the Premier League.
According to reports in Spain, the Blues are prepared to spend £108m on the 35-year-old, who last played in England’s top flight in 2009.
The speculation comes at a time when Juventus are looking to raise transfer funds and reduce their outgoings, which includes introducing a salary cap when making new signings.
While Chelsea are keen to find replacements for Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi, Hakim Ziyech is already due to arrive at Stamford Bridge and Timo Werner is widely expected to follow the Ajax playmaker in the coming weeks.
Chelsea make formal approach for Brentford winger Said Benrahma
Chelsea have allegedly instigated discussions with the representatives of Brentford winger Said Benrahma.
After contributing 10 goals and seven assists in the Championship this season, Benrahma is attracting widespread interest from the Premier League.
However, despite Arsenal, Leicester City and Aston Villa being said to be admirers, RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi claims that the Blues have upped their interest in the Algerian.
On Twitter, Bouhafski said: “Chelsea have entered into talks with Said Benrahma’s representatives. Chelsea have formally expressed an interest in the player to Brentford. Leicester and Arsenal interested.”
Benrahma still has two years left on his contract at Griffin Park.