Chelsea Make £20m Bid for Serie A Forward

West London outfit very much interested in Roma hotshot

Sports News - November 05, 2008

The Rumour

Mirko Vucinic has already turned down Tottenham, but the Roma striker could be convinced by Chelsea’s £20m offer.

The striker is wanted by several Premier League clubs and confessed this week he would be “willing to leave for the good of Roma” in these difficult financial times.

Although the Montenegrin rejected Spurs out of hand, Chelsea are a very different proposition and this latest bid could interest all parties.

Carlo Ancelotti admires Vucinic and would like him to join his squad at Stamford Bridge, while the player would have Champions League football.

Roma need to cash in on some of their stars in order to raise funds for new transfer buys and £20m would be a more than acceptable sum for the striker.

The Source: (Channel 4 Italia)

The Analysis

Mirko Vucinic is a very direct old fashioned style centre forward but also is pretty decent when the ball is on the deck. The Roma player has steadily improved during his three year spell at Roma and is now a regular starter and one of the best attackers in Serie A.

I can see why the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in the Montenegrin as he has the attributes that would suit the Premier League down to the ground. Mirko did recently state that he has no desire to leave the Stadio Olimpico but financial pressure on the Serie A side may dictate otherwise.

The Likelihood

Vucinic to Chelsea: Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti will know all about the striker’s abilities and he could well land the 25 year old.

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