Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish first division match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, December 1, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Paul Hanna (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) )
Manchester United has been a rumored destination for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, but former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino recently stated that Chelsea might be the more likely team.
"I wouldn't be surprised if Cristiano Ronaldo ends up at Chelsea," Cascarino said in an interview with talkSPORT. "There are lots of times in football where managers leave a club and bring players with them."
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Mourinho is likely to exit Real Madrid this summer and has hinted that Chelsea could be his next destination. Aside from being Portuguese and sharing the same agent, Ronaldo and Mourinho have a strong working relationship and could potentially look to continue working together.
"Everyone is assuming that he would go to Manchester United if he was to leave Real Madrid, which he probably will do, because it's their last chance to get a really big fee for him," said Cascarino. "But Chelsea have broken the [transfer] record so many times and Mourinho has the same agent."
Ronaldo apparently told a former Manchester teammate that he would love to return to the Old Trafford. However, there is no certainty that Manchester would go after Ronaldo. Recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson stated that the team could look for a superstar, but there was no news of who it could be.
"If I was to ask about going for a certain player now, I think they would do it. There has been a wind change. I could maybe go for a top player, if that's possible," Ferguson said. "It doesn't matter where they play - if you get a top player in it improves it. We had Chicharito Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney last summer, but we still signed Robin Van Persie."