Stamford Bridge return on the cards?
Comments made by Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben have left Chelsea considering a surprise move to re-sign their former wide-man. Sportingo reports that Carlo Ancelotti may look to snap up the Dutch international as the Italian looks to freshen up his attack after a stop start season.
The 27 year old former Blues favourite has stated in a recent interview.
“I have always said that I do not want to play in the Europa League. Bayern Munich are a team that absolutely have to play in the Champions League.”
This has to led to some believing that the talented attacker may be interested in a move away from the Allianz Arena, not least because the Bavarian side sit in third spot, just one point from the Europa League spots and a mile away from runaway Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea are reportedly set for something of a clear-out at the end of the season as Ancelotti and owner Roman Abramovich look to reshape the side. Some senior stars may be sold in order to assist the rebuilding process with the likes of Florent Malouda, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Paulo Ferreira strongly linked with Stamford Bridge exits.
Ancelotti is looking to bring in new creative wide options to help provide the ammunition for his front-men and is therefore being linked with moves to bring Arjen Robben back to the club he represented for three seasons. During his time at the club, from 2004 to 2007, Chelsea won two Premier League crowns as well as a host of other domestic triumphs before he left for an ill fated spell at Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich have been quick to state their intentions to keep Robben at the club but given that the club’s current boss Louis Van Gaal will be replaced in the summer by veteran Jupp Heynckes it seems that period of instability at the club may well be tested by Chelsea.