CRISTIANO RONALDO is not prepared to leave Real Madrid for Chelsea because of his Manchester United past, according to reports in Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be unhappy at Real Madrid and has been tipped to leave following disputes about a new contract.
The Portugal international emerged as a target for Chelsea over the weekend, with Eden Hazard moving in the opposite direction.
However, despite wanting to leave the Bernabeu, Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the 32-year-old is not prepared to join the Blues.
The report says he does not want to betray Manchester United by signing for their Premier League rivals.
Despite a move to Old Trafford seemingly being closed, Ronaldo is not willing to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be aware of the forward’s reluctance to switch to west London.
But he was hopeful the arrival of Alexis Sanchez – who took his No 7 shirt at Old Trafford this month – could tempt him.
The other option on the cards for Ronaldo is Paris Saint-Germain, however, they are well stocked up front and would need Neymar to depart before contemplating a deal.
Ronaldo may well be forced to stay put at the Bernabeu and Zinedine Zidane claimed earlier this month he expects that will be the case.
“I can’t imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano, not at all,” the Real boss said.
“He’s a Madrid player and he wants to finish his career here.
“I don’t see him playing anywhere else.”