Both Chelsea and Man City are to keen on signing Andrea Pirlo from AC Milan this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 31-year-old’s contract expires this summer which means he could leave the San Siro for free and Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini are both keen on landing the experienced Italian.
The midfielder’s current deal in the Italian capital is believed to be around £4.3m a year, a figure which both City and Chelsea could match and Pirlo’s best form was arguably under Ancelotti whilst the latter was in charge of Milan in 2009.
Mourinho hints at move.
Jose Mourinho has back-tracked on recent claims a move to England is imminent, by talking about a new deal at Real Madrid, according to the Daily Star.
The former Chelsea manager last week spoke of his desire to return to England – particularly Stamford Bridge – but he has now declared he intends to see his current contract through in the Spanish capital.
The 48-year-old was talking at a charity event at London’s Grosvenor Hotel: “England is special. People in Italy, Spain and Portugal ask me why I love England so much and I can’t explain – I just do. But there are three years left on my contract and I intend to see them through.”
Ramires best ever.
Blues midfielder Ramires revealed Carlo Ancelotti told him he can be the best ever Brazilian to play in the Premier League, The Sun reports.
Following an understated start to his career, Ramires is growing in confidence at Stamford Bridge and after his wonder-goal against Man City he is starting to earn more deserved acclaim.
The 24-year-old said: “My boss at Chelsea is my No.1 fan and told me I have the chance to be the best Brazilian in the history of the Premier League. I knew it would take time to adapt when I arrived. No Brazilian escapes it when he comes to England,” he added.
“But now I am enjoying my best moments at Chelsea and want to keep improving and win some trophies.”