Chelsea told to find a whopping £32 million for Brazil international – will they stump up the cash?

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When the Blues are sniffing around a player, the selling club in question clearly see pound (or euro) signs in their eyes and raise their valuation, simply because it’s Chelsea. They know that, unlike Arsenal or Liverpool, the west London club are happy to operate at a loss in order to be a) successful on the pitch, b) grow the brand globally and c) take over the world. Therefore, the transfer ransom often soars to astronomical proportions.

The Guardian
report that Real Madrid now want £32 million in exchange for Robinho, with Peter Kenyon having flown out to Spain in order to try and seal the deal. The Spanish champions had previously been reluctant to let the Brazilian go, especially as their bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo failed earlier this summer after a protracted saga.

The Chelsea chief executive, Peter Kenyon, travelled to Madrid on Wednesday to meet the Real director, José Angel Sánchez, though the Londoners’ second bid for Robinho, worth about £26m, has been turned down. Negotiations between the two clubs remain ongoing, with Chelsea confident a compromise can be reached. Kenyon has since returned to England but is expected to travel back to the Spanish capital today in an attempt to break the impasse over the 24-year-old’s future as the transfer deadline of September 1 edges closer.

Having failed to land Kaka, Torres and Riberty, this is one player that Chelsea do not want to miss out on. It’s like asking a seven-year-old to try and save their pocket money when they have a massive sweet tooth and the candy shop is over the road. There is simply no stopping them, just as there is no stopping the loveable Peter Kenyon from making this one disgusting story of money getting you everywhere in football.

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