Sheva open to Roma switch

22 June 2009 09:21
Andriy Shevchenko has admitted he would be willing to consider a summer move to Roma. The Ukraine international is set to return to Chelsea in the coming weeks after spending last season on loan at AC Milan. He faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge after struggling to adapt to the English game following a switch from Milan in 2006. Shevchenko still has one year left to run on his contract with the Blues, and is prepared to see out that agreement, but accepts that he may be deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Should that prove to be the case, the former holder of the Ballon d'Or has revealed that he would favour a return to Serie A. "On 9th July I'll go to a summer training camp with Chelsea, then we will see what happens," Shevchenko told Corriere dello Sport. "I've spoken with the coach and we will hold a meeting when training starts. I have another year left with Chelsea and I want to respect and honour that deal. "Should it not be possible to continue my career at Chelsea, then Roma would be top of my wish list." No regrets Shevchenko endured a difficult 2008/09 campaign, failing to shine on his high-profile return to Milan. He insists he has no regrets about heading back to Giuseppe Meazza, but admits he knew at the turn of the year that he would not be offered permanent terms by the Rossoneri. "(Adriano) Galliani and (Silvio) Berlusconi told me I could go back to Milan and I wanted to go," he added. "I want to thank Milan, the club, the team and the supporters, who were sensational. "But I understood that I wouldn't be staying when, around Christmas and New Year, I wasn't playing regularly."

Source: SKY_Sports