Football transfers: Ronaldo moving to Chelsea?

With Chelsea clearly under transition-- manager-wise and squad-wise, rumour mills are buzzing with reports of the Portuguese 'winker' and current Real Madrid no.7 Cristiano Ronaldo being the subject of an audacious bid from the London side.

This will also raise speculation as to whether Jose Mourinho will initially be shipped back to England and the 'Special One' has a knack of taking some of his players with him when he moves.

 Football transfers: Ronaldo moving to Chelsea?

Ronaldo has been in sensational form for Real Madrid. Reuters

Of course, the price would be at least a 100 million pounds if Abramovich decides to swoop for the goal-machine and it needs to be seen whether he is ready to risk that much or abide to the new UEFA Financial Fairplay rules, which say that only money earned from football can be spent on football.

In other transfer news, it will come as a blow for Arsenal and Manchester Untied to hear that German sensation Mario Gotze has signed a two-year extension to his current contract, tying him with Borussia Dortmund until 2016 .

This might mean United could firmly set their sights on Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard, who plays for Lille and Javi Martinez of Athletic Bilbao.

As for Arsenal, the Daily Mail reports that there are chances Arsene Wenger will go on a clearance spree this summer, offloading players like Andrei Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh, Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner (who is presently on loan to Sunderland). This should free up some of the wage bill and allow him to give whopping contracts to players like Robin van Persie and Aaron Ramsey.

And finally, Roberto Mancini is looking for divine intervention as the title fight enters its last stages. Full report here.

Updated Date: Mar 28, 2012 15:17:23 IST