Although Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear he would like to leave Manchester United and play for another team, news of which teams were interested and where he may actually go have largely been rumors at this point. But as the Premier League preseason inches closer, it looks like the international soccer star could be a step closer to an exit from Old Trafford as Chelsea United emerges as the front-runner to be his new home.

According to ESPN, Ronaldo is open to the move although Chelsea has not officially made an offer yet.

ESPN reported part of the hold-up in making an offer is that some members of the club don't think manager Thomas Tuchel sees Ronaldo as part of his blueprint for next season.