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Roy Keane returns to the City Ground as his Sunderland side take on Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup tonight, live on Sky Sports 2 at 19:45.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has confirmed that the club are confident of signing Robinho before the transfer window closes next week.

The Real Madrid forward has been a Chelsea target throughout the summer, with one bid for the Brazil international already turned down by the Spanish champions.

Kenyon told Sky Sports News: “The Robinho one is continuing to rumble, we’re ever-confident that will get done, but I think we’ve always said it will go to the wire.

“We keep moving it along and we hope that he would be coming to join us at Chelsea.

“Scolari identified two targets when we appointed him as manager. One was Deco and the other was Robinho. Everyone has seen the impact that Deco has had on the Premier League.

“I think the squad is capable of competing without Robinho but with him will give us an added dimension.”

Roy Keane returns to the City Ground as his Sunderland side take on Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup tonight, live on Sky Sports 2 at 19:45.

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