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Chelsea warned against ‘divisive’ Cristiano Ronaldo move

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The Portuguese superstar has asked Manchester United to sell him this summer.

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has warned Chelsea against signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

CR7 is reportedly keen to move to a Champions League club amid United’s rebuild plans under Erik ten Hag. 

Chelsea’s name has emerged alongside Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as Ronaldo’s most-likely destinations.

The Blues are reportedly closer to the other two teams to Ronaldo’s signature. But Burley believes such a move would only hurt Thomas Tuchel’s side.

 “[Apparently] there will be a few tears shed in the Manchester United dressing room if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves… Really?” Burnley told ESPN FC.


“Trust me, the only tears shed will be from fans at the fact that half of these wannabees are at the club.

“The fact that he allegedly was a bit divisive last year on arrival at the club, I think that’s merely down to the fact that the standards were awful. I can understand that frustration.

“I think Manchester United have to get him out. He’s not the future. You can’t have a bad apple, a divisive player and one that doesn’t want to be there.

“You have new management, trying to build some new foundations, You can’t have that player. They’re going to have to find a way to get him out.

‘The biggest mistake he made was walking into the club 12 months ago thinking they were moving forward.”