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Top Real player to join Chelsea

Latest update : 2008-08-26

Top midfielder from Real Madrid, Robinho, is close to finally being able to join Chelsea after a renewed transfer bid of 33 million euros that should be accepted by the Spanish side, according to the player's agent.

Robinho is closing in on a move to Chelsea after the Brazilian winger's agent admitted the Real Madrid star is about to leave the Bernabeu.

Chelsea have had several bids for Robinho turned down by the Spanish champions, but coach Luiz Felipe Scolari wants a deal done and the Blues are ready with another offer of around 27 million pounds (33 million euros).

Robinho, who is desperate to leave Spain, was booed by Real fans during a match at the weekend and his agent Wagner Ribeiro expects the matter to be resolved before the close of the transfer window.

"The deal is about to be reached," Ribeiro said in the Daily Mirror. "Robinho's cycle in Spain has come to an end and he is looking forward to a new project."

Meanwhile, Chelsea are reported to be ready to let Shaun Wright-Phillips join Manchester City to clear space in the squad for Robinho.

Date created : 2008-08-26

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