Chelsea have confirmed that they are still interested in signing Real Madrid forward Robinho.
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon revealed on Thursday that discussions with Madrid are ongoing and the player may arrive at Stamford Bridge.
“The speculation surrounding Chelsea in any transfer window is enormous,” he said.
“We have confirmed we are interested in Robinho and have had some conversations with the club. That is ongoing and as the coach has said, he is a player we have identified as a talent.
“If we could get him it would add to what we have got, but if it doesn’t happen, the objectives of Chelsea are not going to change.”
Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted that he was an admirer of his fellow countryman.
“Robinho is a great player, he plays for one of the best teams in the world and also Brazil,” said the 59-year-old.
“But at the moment it is not more than speculation. It is the time of the year for speculation, it is the time for agents to put one player here and then there.”