According to reports in the Sunday Express, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make a move for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
The story suggests that the Russian is ready to launch an offer for the Portugal international as he looks to appease manager Antonio Conte following the Italian’s frustration at their lack of transfer business so far this summer, and that he would even consider using Eden Hazard as part of the deal to bring the Ballon d’Or winner to England.
The Telegraph report that Ronaldo could be available for around £131m as he looks to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while some believe the reported £131m fee could be a bargain, others are worried that it could mean Eden Hazard leaves Stamford Bridge.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I want Hazard, not Ronaldo. #CFC
— Bobby (@potatotrooper) June 18, 2017
If Ronaldo was available we could get him for Hazard not saying we should but we could he will go anywhere if you pay him enough #CFC
— Romelu Lukdrogba (@AaronCFC14) June 18, 2017
— thefamousCFC (@thefamous_CFC) June 18, 2017
— Mikayıl Mikayıllı (@kulek233) June 18, 2017
Ronaldo over Hazard? Seriously Roman? Are you freaking kidding me? #CFC
— ⚽Wendy Menucha⚽ (@ChelseaFC_Lady) June 18, 2017
If the asking price from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo really is £131million, it is quite a bargain for a couple of years of greatness
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) June 17, 2017