Madrid at the double to block Blues bid for Ribery and £40m Villa

05 June 2009 09:55
Chelsea must compete with Real Madrid for Franck Ribery and David Villa, having already been beaten to Kaka's signature by Madrid, who are expected to unveil him next week.

The Blues would pay £40m for Valencia's Villa but the striker would prefer to stay in Spain.

Prime rib: Chelsea will have to battle Real Madrid and Barcelona in their bid to sign Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery

Bayern midfielder Ribery is also wanted by Barcelona, who are ready to offer Alex Hleb in part-exchange.

Chelsea may be forced to look down their list of targets to Aston Villa's Ashley Young and Middlesbrough's Adam Johnson.

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Striker Daniel Sturridge will join from Manchester City, Middlesbrough's Ross Turnbull is expected to sign as a back-up goalkeeper and the club also lead the race for Charlton midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

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Source: Daily_Mail