Chelsea owner tries to land Brazilian on his yacht – and fails

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It’s hard being a rich and famous football club. You’ve essentially got a bottomless pit of cash to splurge on players, as well as another bucketload of moolah to pay their wages. Therefore, why won’t some of the world’s best players simply ‘do a Hleb’, sack off their current clubs and sign for Chelsea, the greatest team in the whole world ever? Loyalty you say?

The Sun report that Roman Abramovich has lured Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani on to his yacht, fed him lobsters and prawns, washed down with a nice bottle of Sauvignon. He’s then got down on one knee and popped the question to the Italian. Sadly, despite the relationship going well, it doesn’t appear that the Milan man is ready to make any sort of commitment.

He said: “It’s not true we had an offer of £120m for Kaka from Chelsea nor any other club.

“What is true is I was on the boat of Abramovich. We met and I asked to sign Shevchenko and he asked to sign Kaka.

“But it finished 0-0. We said no for ‘Ricky’ and they said no for Andriy.

“We didn’t talk about numbers or amounts. We have a superb relationship with Chelsea on a personal level but that doesn’t mean they say yes for Sheva and we for Kaka.

“This offer does not exist. Even if it did Kaka seems happy in Milan.

“I said it 100 times and I will say it again — Kaka is not for sale.”

Maybe, just maybe, Shevchenko might show his true colours under Scolari and all this talk of Kaka will soon be forgotten. It’s not as if Chelsea have got a threadbare squad right now, even with Makalele leaving and Lampard potentially on his way. Looks like the Blues will have to keep pushing on the Robinho front if they are to make their big money signing.

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