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Brazilian ponders Blues deal

24 May 2006 05:50
Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos has claimed that Chelsea have offered him a lucrative three-year contract. The 33-year-old still has 12 months remaining on his deal at Real Madrid and would like to remain in the Spanish capital, but is also keen to sort out his long-term future. He admitted that Chelsea's offer is tempting, but insisted the Premiership champions would have to wait until after the World Cup finals for a decision. "The problem is not financial. The problem is the length of the contract and my motivation to play football," said the free-kick specialist. "Chelsea have made a good offer and are offering three years of contract instead of one year more with Real Madrid. "I hope to get a reply from Real Madrid to re-negotiate my contract, if not I'm going to look for somewhere else. "I want to have a good World Cup and, three or four weeks later, I hope to have decided whether I stay at Real Madrid or go to Chelsea."

Source: ESA