Blues interest for Robinho

16 July 2008 07:43
Robinho's agent claims the Real Madrid star is 'seriously considering' an offer to join Chelsea in a blockbuster £47.8million deal. The Brazil striker is unhappy that the Spanish club have reportedly attempted to use him as a makeweight in their efforts to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United this summer. Agent Wagner Ribeiro claims new Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari could be the key to a potential world record transfer fee deal as the 24-year-old international forward has previously worked under the Brazilian coach. Robinho found the net 11 times as Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions last season. "What's making Robinho seriously consider accepting Chelsea's offer is that Scolari helped him a lot when he wasn't very well known in Europe," he revealed. "Scolari called him up to play a game in Basle, between the Friends of Ronaldo and Friends of Zidane in 2003. Scolari spoke to Robinho and gave him strength. "Madrid is one of the best cities in the world to live in. In other words Robinho has it all. "The only unpleasant thing is the club's assessment of his value, and he feels undervalued for having become a part of some trade deal."

Source: ESA