Chelsea to Offer Two Players Plus Cash to Secure £25m AC Milan Midfield Pirlo

Ancelotti very keen on brining former player to west London.

Andrea Pirlo

The Rumour

AC Milan are interested in Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne.

Corriere dell Sera says Milan chiefs have expressed interest in the England U21 international during talks over the future of Andrea Pirlo.

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti has been impressed by Mancienne in preseason and is now having second thoughts about making him available on-loan for the new campaign.

Chelsea have also made a new offer to AC Milan for Andrea Pirlo.

Chelsea, aware of Milan’s problems in finding a new centre-forward, have offered to include Claudio Pizarro in their bid for Pirlo.

Milan coach Leonardo is keen, knowing that Pizarro enjoyed an outstanding season last term on-loan at Werder Bremen.

The Source: (Corriere dell Sera)

The Analysis

Andrea Pirlo has practically begged for this move to be sealed and made it abundantly clear he wants to join his former boss at Stamford Bridge and now it appears to be about how best to make both parties happy with the deal.

Offering the likes of Michael Mancienne to help alleviate the problems in AC Milan’s creaking aging defence is a good start and then placing Chelsea flop Claudio Pizarro into the mix may well get Leonardo interested. After all the last thing he wants to do is leave himself with a player who no longer wants to play for the club.

Pirlo is a visionary midfielder who could thrive in the Premier League but one question remains on this issue, how the hell is Carlo Ancelotti going to fit the Italian international into his midfield?

The Likelihood

Pirlo to Chelsea in swap deal: Very possible.

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