Scolari Wants Robinho, Not Kaka - Report

Following on from yesterday's reports that Chelsea are mulling over the idea of a €102m bid for Kaká, it has since emerged in the pages of Marca that first team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is in fact more interested in the cheaper option, Robinho... he Spanish sports daily reported this week that it seems almost certain that Robinho is remaining at Madrid, yet it is thought that Scolari holds out hope of landing his fellow Brazilian. Robinho, who played against Valencia in Sunday's Spanish Supercopa, is allegedly one of Scolari's favourite players, and as such the boss has told Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon that it is the Madrid man who would really prove to be an asset to his side. However, Marca also reported yesterday that Chelsea moneyman Roman Abramovich holds out little hope of being able to reach an accord with Madrid president Ramón Calderón over Robinho, and thus this operation is very much on the back burner. What's more, the idea of securing the most valuable transfer of all time apparently appeals more to Abramovich than battling for Robinho. To this end he has recently met with Silvio Berlusconi in an attempt to land the midfielder. In any case Chelsea had previously stated that they won't go above €32m for Robinho, whom Calderón has deemed non-transferable. Scolari, for his part, thinks that a €40m bid may turn the tide.


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