Cristiano Ronaldo is considering making a sensational return to the Premier League – with champions CHELSEA.
The Real Madrid star is unhappy with life in Spain after being taken to court over allegations he has failed to pay tax of £13.1 million.
And Alexis Sanchez’s stunning move to Manchester United has also slammed the door on any potential return to Old Trafford for the Portuguese goal machine.
But The Sun understands Ronaldo, 32, would be open to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Ronaldo has failed to fire on all cylinders this season, with Real Madrid trailing Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga.
The five-time Ballon d’Or-winner is also annoyed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told him cannot have a pay rise which he was promised after winning the 2017 Champions League.
Stamford Bridge bosses fear midfielder Eden Hazard could be lured away in the summer by either Real Madrid or Paris St Germain.
Despite being desperate to hold on to their Belgium star, they could be tempted to let him leave for Madrid if Ronaldo was included in a deal.
A source said: “Ronaldo to Chelsea would be a stunning deal, but it makes a lot of sense if you think about it.
“Chelsea need more attacking players and if United don’t want Ronaldo, it’s very unlikely he would go to Liverpool or Man City because of the rivalry.
“So that leaves Chelsea as the only club who could afford his wages.
“It would also mean he was living in a cosmopolitan city, which is something that is important to him now he has four children.”
Chelsea have previous for signing players in the latter stages of their career.
They signed Andriy Shevchenko in 2006 when he was 30.
And in 2014 they brought Didier Drogba back for a second spell at the club aged 36.