AC Milan striker Robinho could be set for a shock return to the Premier League with Chelsea, according to The Sunday People.
The Italian giants are currently in negotiations with Robinho’s former club Manchester City to sign Carlos Tevez in January and if their move for the Argentine is successful, Robinho could be player shown the door at the San Siro.
The signing of Tevez would exceed Milan’s quota of foreign players in Serie A and therefore Robinho could become one of the foreign players sacrificed in order for this deal to go through. This news has apparently alerted Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas who is keen to bolster his misfiring strikeforce.
Daniel Sturridge is the only Chelsea striker in form at the moment, with Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba both failing to find the net on a consistent basis this season. Chelsea are aiming to sell both Nicolas Anelka and Saloman Kalou over the next month in order to make space for one more striker to come in.
Chelsea were very close to signing Robinho from Real Madrid in 2008, until Manchester City pipped them to it with a British record £32.5 million deal. Robinho didn’t have the best of spells at City over his two years at the club, though he did wow the City faithful with some dazzling moments of skill during his first season.
The 27 year-old struggled to adapt to the Premier League at times and he eventually forced his way out of the club after falling out with City boss Roberto Mancini.
He was initially sent on loan to his boyhood team Santos, before completing a permanent £15 million move to AC Milan in 2010.Robinho is in his second season with the Italian side and he has been a success with them, helping them to the Serie A title last season and he has scored 16 goals in 43 appearances for them so far.
But now it seems Robinho could make a surprising return to England with Chelsea when the transfer window re-opens next month.