Stamford Bridge boss wants to bring in young Frenchman.
Chelsea are ready to make a big money move for Real Madrid misfit Karim Benzema this summer. Carlo Ancelotti has earmarked the former Lyon man as the striker he hopes to be a long term solution to his aging front line and is set to make an offer of around £28m for the French 22 year old.
The Bernabeu man has found his first team chances limited and as a result was sensationally left out of Raymond Domenech’s World Cup squad, despite scoring in the last two games of the World Cup Qualifying Group he was then dropped from both legs of their controversial play-off with Ireland.
With Jose Mourinho rumoured to replace Manuel Pellegrini Benzema’s chances may well become even more infrequent as he is linked with moves for all manner of big name additions. Ancelotti has also reportedly considered a move for AC Milan youngster Alexandre Pato but may feel it more likely to snare the Frenchman.
There is an argument that of the two high profile strikers Benzema is more likely to suit the physical nature of the Premier League and even though he has had an average season he is still very much one of the best young finishers around.