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Chelsea make formal bid for Robinho
August 08, 2008 13:04 IST
"Further to media reports Chelsea Football Club can confirm we have made an offer to Real Madrid today for the transfer of Robinho," the Premier League club said in a brief statement on its website.
No mention was made of the size of the bid but British media reports said Luiz Felipe Scolari's [Images] team had offered to pay 19.7 million pounds ($38.45 million) for Robinho.
Scolari, who took over as coach last month, is in desperate need of a striker as he prepares for the opening Premier League game of the season at home to Portsmouth on August 17.
That leaves Chelsea with only Nicolas Anelka [Images], Andriy Shevchenko and out-of-favour Claudio Pizarro to call upon in attack.
Robinho has been a target for the London [Images] club throughout the close season.
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