Chelsea Launch Astronomical £61m Serie A Striker Bid!

Abramovich is bored of watching other clubs spend money and wants to do some serious financial damage!

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Sports News - February 05, 2009

The Rumour

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti held transfer talks with Blues owner Roman Abramovich yesterday in Nice.

Corriere dello Sport says the meeting was held on one of Abramovich’s yachts and Ancelotti spoke to the Russian in English.

The pair talked about Ancelotti’s plans for new signing Ross Turnbull, the Middlesbrough goalkeeper, and also the imminent arrival of CSKA Moscow winger Yuri Zhirkov.

Abramovich also assured Ancelotti he would do everything he could to prise Alexandre Pato away from AC Milan. Indeed, the billionaire is willing to go as high as £60 MILLION for the Brazilian striker

The Source: (Corriere dello Sport as reported on

The Analysis

No doubt Roman Abramovich is probably feeling left out watching as Real Madrid, and to a far lesser extent, Man City buy players at an alarming rate and for big big money whilst Chelsea bring in lesser names such as Sturridge and Turnbull, but now the Chelsea Supremo want to bid big for a player that Carlo Ancelotti knows all too well.

Alexandre Pato is a prodigious talent who at 19 already has the football world at his feet but he may be dismayed to see his countryman Kaka leave the club and could feel that AC Milan’s star is on the wane and therefore could be tempted to move but it seems very unlikely the Italian giants could risk the ire of the fans by selling another big name this summer.

Chelsea could do with an injection up front, especially given the advancing years of the likes of Didier Drogba and the returning Andrei Shevchenko. The young strikers, such as Franco Di Santo and Scott Sinclair, they do have at the club are yet to prove themselves.

The Likelihood

Pato to Chelsea: It may well happen if enough money is waved under Silvio Berlusconi’s nose!

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