Chelsea have had a £19.7million bid for Brazilian forward Robinho rejected by Real Madrid. There have been rumours all summer about the Brazilian moving to Chelsea and now they have finally made an official bid. Filipe Scolari has made no secret of his liking of his compatriot.
"Further to media reports, Chelsea Football Club can confirm we have made an offer to Real Madrid today (Thursday, August 7) for the transfer of Robinho," read a statement on the club's official website.
Robinho has refused to rule out a move to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea Chief exe Peter Kenyon has already declared that Chelsea are interested in the player. Real Madrid have already admitted that they do not wish to lose the South American striker but have just signed Rafael Van Der Vaart From Hamburg in Germany. So they have cover for the attacking midfielder position. The player has also been linked with Manchester United in Real’s bid to sign Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
Robinho now appears angered by Real’s rejection of Chelsea’s bid. Robinhos agent has told press that the Brazilian has now become disillusioned with life in Madrid. The gulf between the player and the club seems wide now after admitting he’s not happy.
"Chelsea have made a formal proposal to Real Madrid for Robinho. I do not know the amount, but the offer has been made," he is quoted as saying in Marca.
"Robinho is very angry with the way that the directors of Real Madrid have behaved towards him.
"He calls me every day to see if anyone has told me anything about his future and I have to tell him that I have received no calls.
"I have spent three days trying to speak with some of the directors at Madrid, but they have all disappeared.
"He has liked nothing about the way that Real Madrid have gone about their transfer activity this summer."
Recently Robinho has said that he wanted to stay with Real Madrid. Since then Robinho feels he has fell down the pecking order and isn’t as important to the club anymore.
"Robinho's plan has been to play for Real Madrid for many years and then go back to Santos. Where is he going to find a better club than Real Madrid?" Ribeiro said.
"But now he does not have the support he needs, and he knows that Scolari is willing to give him that because he knows him and speaks to him often."