Roma striker Mirko Vucinic could yet be heading to England this summer by becoming a Chelsea player, according to reports in Italy. The 25-year-old Montenegro front-man has netted 22 league goals in 85 appearances for the Stadio Olimpico outfit since arriving from Lecce in 2006, and bagged a brace in a 3-1 win against the Blues in the Champions League last season. And the 6ft 1in striker, who has previously been linked with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, is now a reported target for Chelsea. According to Rome daily Tuttosport, former Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen on bringing the front-man to Stamford Bridge for around €23 million, with ex-Rossoneri talisman Andriy Shevchenko heading in the opposite direction. However, Ancelotti may have his work cut out convincing Vucinic to leave Roma this summer, after the striker, who scored 16 goals last season, pledged his allegiance to the Eternal City outfit amid reports linking him with Spurs. “Tottenham? I will reject them,” he told Il Corriere Dello Sport. “For now there is no point in talking about moving as there are no offers. If an offer comes then I will sit down and speak with the club. Of course, there are clubs that I would not want to join. “In addition, I would be disappointed to leave Roma as I have only just renewed my contract.” NEWS: Vucinic snubs Tottenham reports NEWS: Vucinic linked with Premier League pair
17 July 2009
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