Good morning Chelsea fans
Chelsea have internal disagreements over a possible attack on Manchester United’s rowdy superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to SunSport’s Andy Dillon, new Blues chairman Todd Boehly is a huge fan of Ronaldo but now needs to convince manager Thomas Tuchel to go for him.
Tuchel and Boehly plan to hold talks on whether or not to follow a firm bid for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner or invest elsewhere.
The German head coach insists Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and defenders are his priority as he has lost key centre-backs this summer.
But the US owner wants a tent sign to launch his regime after he took over in a £4.25bn deal last month.
Meanwhile, Chelsea and City are close to agreeing a transfer fee over Sterling.
Negotiations between the Premier League giants are underway, but according to Sky Sports there is now progress.
An agreement on the winger is imminent and a deal will be finalized if he can agree personal terms with the Blues.
If so, the ex-Liverpool star will likely earn more at Stamford Bridge than he is currently making at City.
And Chelsea hope to secure Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt or City ace Nathan Ake this week.
According to the Evening Standard, De Ligt and Ake are the two players the Blues are in talks with.
The West Londoners had barter deals with the likes of Jorginho and Timo Werner for the Juve centre-back rejected by the Serie A giants, who are adamant they value him at £103million.
If Chelsea fail in their pursuit of the Dutch international, they can try to re-sign Ake.
But Chelsea could well get a transfer bump as Bayern Munich could lead them to the De Ligt signing.
The Blues would have been offered a £34million offer, plus Werner or Pulisic turned down by Juve.
And the West Londoners now seem likely to miss out altogether if Bayern have their eye on a deal for the ex-Ajax star.
According to Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg, De Ligt has set his eyes on a move to the Allianz Arena after talks with manager Julian Nagelsmann and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Plettenberg tweeted: “Bayern wants him and De Ligt wants to go to Bayern! Conversations with Nagelsmann & Salihamidzic impressed him!
“Negotiations between Bayern/Juve have started. The talks are good.
“But it is very expensive. Transfer fee expected between €60m [£51.6m]-€80m[£69m]†