Chelsea Boss Outlines £42m Pair as Top Priority Signings

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The Rumour

CARLO ANCELOTTI wants Brazilian Alexandre Pato and ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson to kick-start his Blue revolution.
The new Stamford Bridge boss, confirmed as Guus Hiddink’s replacement yesterday, believes the pair could help him win the Champions League.

SunSport can reveal Ancelotti, 49, has already offered his old club AC Milan £30m for 19-year-old striker Pato.

And the new boss also gave Chelsea the nod to offer Portsmouth £12m for Johnson – ironically the first player Blues owner Roman Abramovich bought when he took over.

The Source: (The Sun)

The Analysis

Well you can’t argue with the quality of Alexandre Pato but clearly AC Milan will battle against any of Ancelotti’s former team members leaving for Stamford Bridge so it may well cost a pretty penny to lure the young Brazlian to the Chelsea. The 19 year old has already netted 27 times in 62 matches for the San Siro side and the signs point to the teenager becoming one of the worlds best players in the coming years.

Glen Johnson didn’t get much of a look in during his previous spell at the west London club but has since rebuilt his career at Portsmouth and will think very carefully before entering the lions den again. Clearly if the right back is assured a first team spot by the new Italian boss then he would probably jump at the chance of rejoining his former teammates.

The Likelihood

Johnson and Pato to Chelsea: Who would bet against another very expensive summer for Roman Abramovich? Snaring the young Brazilian will be a tough task though.

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