That’s according to Simon Johnson of the Athletic, who has the definitive word from the club that they have moved on to other targets.
We never really believed there was much to the rumours that Chelsea were interested – it all felt like a ploy from Jorge Mendes to make it seem like there was major interest in his client.
Ronaldo is holding out on Manchester United training as he tries to force a move away from the club he only rejoined less than 12 months ago.
Mendes has put his name out there with as much force as he could, but so far he hasn’t found any bites, and he won’t be getting one out of Todd Boehly.
That does make us feel a lot more comfortable. For a moment after the links came round initially, we feared our new owner might end up being a sucker for Mendes and other super agents, but it looks like the coast is clear.