Chelsea Flop Set for £6m Exit: Does He Still Have a Future at the Club?

Will Ancelotti give him one last chance?

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The Rumour

Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is interesting Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg.

Zenit are ready to make a lucrative offer to Chelsea outcast Shevchenko, according to reports in the striker’s native Ukraine.

Dynamo Kiev also want him and would give the 32-year-old a coaching role, but they could not compete with Zenit’s financial offer to pay him almost £60,000 a week.

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The Analysis

With new boss Carlo Ancelotti clearly a fan of the somewhat misfiring Andriy Shevchenko many had thought the Ukrainian had a decent shot at getting a regular run in the first team and he has enjoyed some much needed playing time in early pre-season friendlies but apparently is still on the verge of a potential Stamford Bridge exit.

The former Dynamo Kiev man may well be tempted by a return to the club that put him on the footballing map but he may be equally drawn to trying to prove his doubters he still has a year or two in him. His time at Chelsea has riddled with pockets of decent form surrounded by an ocean of misfiring displays that have led many to state that the west London side purchased the 32 year old three years too late.

His loan spell at the San Siro last term was a disaster with Shevchenko unable to score a Serie A goal in 17 appearances (albeit a large number coming from the bench). During his time in the Premier League he has managed just nine goals in 47 outings and it seems like he is at the last chance saloon.

The Likelihood

Shevchenko to leave Chelsea: Andriy may want to give the club one last shot and perhaps a January exit is more likely if he fails to impress.

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