Your Chelsea morning digest on Thursday, August 18.
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘truth’
Chelsea have been given a time frame by Cristiano Ronaldo in which the ‘truth’ over his future will be revealed.
The Portuguese striker took to Instagram to pen a message in which he said, “they know the truth when they interview in a couple of weeks. The media is telling lies. I have a notebook, and in the last few months of the 100 news I made, only 5 were right. Imagine how it is. Stick with that tip.”
The Blues have been monitoring the situation at Old Trafford and will be awaiting his interview eagerly.
Aubameyang plays, Gordon signs
Chelsea could spend in excess of £350m this summer with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon, two of the top targets in the forward positions.
Thomas Tuchel is looking to mould his attack into a flexible, free-flowing system and could look to use the pace and energy of Anthony Gordon as catalysts for that, alongside Raheem Sterling.
In a new look front three, football.london had a look at how the Blues might be lining up when the window closes.
Manchester United raid
Not only does Erik ten Hag want to reignite a former relationship with Hakim Ziyech, but according to the Athletic, he would be interested in signing Christian Pulisic on loan this season.
The American has fallen out of favour under Tuchel and wants to build his form ahead of the World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard are reporting that United have maintained their interest in Ziyech whilst also looking at Callum Hudson-Odoi as an option. The 21-year-old has been rumoured to be an option for over 20 clubs, whilst Fabrizio Romano has said that he isn’t interested in Southampton.