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Chelsea have confirmed they have made an offer for Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward Robinho.

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has made no secret of his desire to sign his compatriot and now the Blues have made a formal bid believed to be worth £19.7million.

“Further to media reports, Chelsea Football Club can confirm we have made an offer to Real Madrid today (Thursday, August 7) for the transfer of Robinho,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

Robinho has told Real president Ramon Calderón that he wants to move to Stamford Bridge.

“It would be a dream for me to work with Scolari, who is one of the best coaches in the world,” he said. “I have always spoken highly of him and he has always spoken highly of me, since well before he was at Chelsea.”

Robinho’s agent has revealed the Brazilian’s anger and dismay at his treatment by Real Madrid over the course of the summer.

“Chelsea have made a formal proposal to Real Madrid for Robinho. I do not know the amount, but the offer has been made,” Wagner Ribeiro told Marca.

“Robinho is very angry with the way that the directors of Real Madrid have behaved towards him.

“He calls me every day to see if anyone has told me anything about his future and I have to tell him that I have received no calls.

“I have spent three days trying to speak with some of the directors at Madrid, but they have all disappeared.

“Robinho does not understand anything. He wants to be the best player in the world, but at Real Madrid he cannot achieve that because they treat him like a normal player.

“He has liked nothing about the way that Real Madrid have gone about their transfer activity this summer.

“Real Madrid wanted to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and have not been able to. The second option was Van der Vaart. The third one was Villa and then in fourth place is Robinho.

“Things cannot be like that because he wants to be the best and he does not have the support at Real Madrid. He is also certain that Real Madrid is trying to sign David Villa.”

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