'Investigating' - Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd transfer hint amid Chelsea decision

The Blues are looking to add another forward after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.

Chelsea have reportedly revived their interest in Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha - and could be offered the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is keen to add to his attacking ranks before the transfer window closes on Thursday night and a move for Everton winger Anthony Gordon now seems unlikely.

That has led Chelsea to consider rekindling their interest in Zaha, according to the Independent.

Chelsea have also investigated a move for Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but the report suggests they are ‘willing to keep their options open’ as Tuchel looks to find the missing piece in the jigsaw.

The Blues’ hopes of landing Zaha could be boosted by the fact the Eagles star is now in the final 12 months of his deal at Selhurst Park and there are currently no indications an extension has been agreed.

Despite the interest, Eagles manager Patrick Vieira is keen to keep hold of his prized asset and isn’t expecting anything to change in the near-future.

He said: "Last year there was a lot of speculation but I think you're always going to have this kind of conversation in the window because of the quality of the player he is.

"We have to deal with it. He's started the season very well and when the team is playing well, he is one of the talented players that is going to shine.

"He is an important player on and off the field. You can see the love the fans show him. He came through the system and loves being at this football club - there's no reason why that should change."

Another option would be a move for Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, as doubts over his future at Old Trafford continue to dominate the early part of the season.

Jorge Mendes has reportedly ‘revisited’ Chelsea to ‘investigate’ whether there would be interest in taking the Portuguese forward to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking about Ronaldo and any other further transfer business, Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag said recently: He said: “I can’t say that (Ronaldo will stay). We will be alert until the last second in the transfer market.

“I cannot say that (United will be active before the deadline). If there are players available, then we will strike.”