The rebuilding going at Chelsea has so far brought about the signings of mostly younger talent, that may not necessarily be the case for that much longer. One of the many wild rumours going around the Tavern lately is the sale of Portuguese right back Jose Bosingwa.
During his long spell on the side lines Branislav Ivanovic has done a pretty decent job deputising, but if Bosingwa is going to be shown the door a permanent replacement could be needed and one of the names on the table is that of 33 year old Massimo Ambrosini.
Ambrosini began his career with Serie B side Cessena in 1994 and after just one season he moved to AC Milan, after a couple of years settling in and a further year on loan with Vicenza, Ambrosini soon became a vital part of the AC defence. He has gone on to become a bit of a legend in Milan and in his 14 seasons with the club he has made 410 appearances.
Carlo Acelotti has a good relationship with Ambrosini and that is why it has been suggested that he may turn to his trusted former rightback to add some more experience to the Chelsea backline. Whilst given the chance Ambrosini would prefer to stay in Milan if a new contract offer is not forthcoming his agent has confirmed that he will assess his options and he has dropped Chelsea not so subtly into the frame for his signature, speaking to Italian Radio Sportiva, he said:
“It is beyond doubt that there is a strong bond between Massimo and Ancelotti….They worked together for many years and respect each other, but not even Carlo’s future in London is secure, so we cannot discuss this sort of thing right now….Massimo is a Milanista and has been for life. He is captain of the Rossoneri, but the decision on whether to renew his contract is up to the club….He wants to stay at Milan and there are suggestions the club want to keep him too. I am almost certain he’ll stay with the Rossoneri, but I cannot hide that there are offers from other clubs.”.
So what can we learn from that? Well not a lot really, we all know that the player would prefer to stay in Milan and if a contract is not forthcoming the player would consider a move to Chelsea to work with his former boss.
I cannot help but question the motives of the Chelsea manager though. Sure it would be an extremely cheap deal to fund, and he would add a lot of experience to the squad, but if I were a fan of the Stamford Bridge side I would hardly be jumping for joy.
I can maybe see the sense of him being signed as back up, but if he was expecting to play a bigger role than that I wouldn’t be so sure. It is just rumour and speculation at the moment but with these new comments from the players agent, who knows what is happening at the Bridge.
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