Posted on July 28, 2007
Chelsea winger Arjen Robben will complete a £20 million move to Real Madrid in the next week, according to reports in Spain.
Madrid-based daily Marca reports that Real expect to agree a fee of around 30 million Euros in the next few days, and the Dutchman could be presented as a Madrid player on Wednesday or Thursday.
Robben has reportedly already agreed personal terms with Real, and all that remains is for the two clubs to agree a fee.
Marca claims that this agreement is close, with only ‘small details’ holding the deal up.
Robben has missed much of Chelsea’s pre-season schedule, which has fuelled speculation over a move, but the club maintain that he has been injured.
The paper also claims that fellow Dutch left-winger Royston Drenthe will join Real along with Robben.
Drenthe, who currently plays for Feyenoord in Holland, is also a reported Chelsea target, so a double swoop by the Spanish champions would be a major blow to Jose Mourinho’s side.
New Madrid boss Bernd Schuster has identified the left flank as the one area of his team that he is not satisfied with, and move for Robben and Drenthe – who can also play at left-back – would certainly rectify that.