It is a worn-out clichÃƒÂ©, but nonetheless: what goes around comes around. Reports in the English media today suggest that Chelsea are using a lesson learned from Real Madrid to sign Brazilian star Robinho.
The Spanish giants were hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo would try to force his way out of Old Trafford by demanding a transfer or going on strike. In the end, the Portuguese trickster has done neither, but according to The Guardian, Robinho is ready to go on strike to facilitate his move to Stamford Bridge.
The same report mentions that Chelsea have already made a bid worth nearly Ã‚Â£20 million and that the player has made his desire to play under Scolari public. Real Madrid, however, will be extremely reluctant to let Robinho go until they find a suitable replacement.
The manner in which Robinho would join Chelsea looks set to be a copy of the way in which the player forced his way out of Sao Paolo three years ago. In 2005, Robinho went on strike to force his club into selling as he was then chasing a dream move to Real Madrid.
[Source: The Guardian]
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