Cristiano Ronaldo signs, Neymar deal: Thomas Tuchel’s dream Chelsea team with £93m transfer plan

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar could prove to be the final pieces to Thomas Tuchel’s puzzle, with Chelsea having suffered in front of goal last season. The Manchester United striker and Paris Saint-German winger have been heavily linked with exits from their respective clubs, perking Todd Boehly’s interest ahead of a proposed ‘a-list’ summer.

The consortium led by the American billionaire, who agreed to a £4.25billion deal to buy the west London club in May, is expected to ‘push for A-list signings’ to mark a new era at Stamford Bridge, according to the MailOnline. The new ownership group are eager to bolster the Blues’ armoury, and The Telegraph report that after player sales are taken into account, Tuchel is set to have £200million to strengthen his side.

According to The Times, the Portugal international has asked the Red Devils to respect his decision to leave the club should they receive a ‘satisfactory offer’. It’s believed that Ronaldo’s decision is driven by his desire to play in the Champions League this season, with Erik ten Hag set to guide United into the Europa League.

And, with Chelsea reportedly considering a move for the striker, Todd Bohely could have already earned a head start after meeting with super-agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal to discuss the player’s future. The report adds that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is reportedly valued at around £17million, has already been offered to Bayern Munich, but the German giants have baulked at the proposal.

Meanwhile, PSG are prepared to offload Neymar this summer as part of a rebuild at Les Parc des Princes, according to Sky Sports and Spanish outlet AS. The report claims that the French giants are prepared to take a loss on the world-record fee that they paid Barcelona in 2017.

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Neymar could be sold for as little as £76million this summer, handing the Parisians an eye-watering £122m loss. Although, the quoted fee is thought to be a benchmark sum that club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi will begin negotiations at.

Therefore should multiple clubs throw their hats in the ring, then the price for the 30-year-old could be pushed higher. So, with Ronaldo and Neymar said to be somewhat on Chelsea’s radar, football.london, looked at how Tuchel’s dream side could look next season…

3-4-3

The 3-4-3 has been synonymous since Tuchel took the helm at Stamford Bridge. With Ronaldo and Neymar in the side, the Blues would – naturally – pose a greater threat, though an element of Chelsea’s desired pressing would be lost.

A 4-3-3 is a formation that Ronaldo and Neymar have both flourished in. While the Portuguese star could take up a wider role on the team sheet, as he did under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, he’ll have to make way for the Brazilian.

This formation was trialled and tested on several occasions by Tuchel at Chelsea last season. Though not too dissimilar to the 3-4-3, Mount has relished the number ten role, handing the German boss a headache.

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