Stamford Bridge side plan move for Goodison Park contract rebel.
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Chelsea weighing up £3m move for wantaway Everton star Steven Pienaar
Chelsea are pondering a £3million bid for Everton’s Steven Pienaar.
The 28-year-old midfielder is out of contract in the summer and looked destined to join Tottenham but Carlo Ancelotti is eager to freshen up his squad and is willing to test Everton’s resistance to a sale.
Manager David Moyes desperately needs funds to strengthen his side with a striker, but he is loath to sell the South African – especially with midfielder Tim Cahill away with Australia at the Asian Cup.
Moyes would struggle to replace Pienaar for £3m and would prefer to gamble on the free market in the summer unless Chelsea have makeweights to offer on loan. (Daily Mail)
A large queue is forming behind Everton contract rebel Steven Pienaar and Carlo Ancelotti is very wise to place Chelsea at the head of that line. The South African international will surely be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, not least because he can take part in the Champions League.
The Stamford Bridge boss needs some new creative talent to help boost the club after a hideous run of form and Pienaar can help replace long term injury victim Yossi Benayoun and help the Blues salvage something from a season that appears to be unlikely to yield a Premier League crown.
The 28 year old Everton attacking midfielder has proven what he is capable of and could arguably be a useful addition to a squad that has been under performing for some time and appears to lack strength in depth and at £3m he would represent a great bargain.
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