New Chelsea coach Ancelotti sets his eyes on Pato and JohnsonJune 2nd, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): New Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Brazilian Alexandre Pato and ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson to kickstart his three-year-long stint at the club.
Ancelotti believes the pair could help him win the 2010 Champions League.Sun Sport can reveal Ancelotti has already offered his old club A C Milan 30 million pounds for 19-year-old striker Pato. He also gave Chelsea the nod to offer Portsmouth 12 million pounds for Johnson - ironically the first player Blues owner Roman Abramovich bought when he took over.
Ancelotti made it clear yesterday he is driven by a ruthless desire to win the Champions League.
The former Milan boss has an impressive record in the European Cup having won it twice as a player and twice as a coach.
He said: “Chelsea has a great record with five semi-finals in six years. But now we have to win.”
Pato is central to his plans as he will bring pace and a goal threat.
David Beckham said of his Milan teammate: “He is only 19 and I think he can become one of the world’s greatest players.”
Ancelotti added: “He has an incredible shot and great speed. He is twice as fast as a normal athlete.”
Johnson, who first moved to Chelsea for six million pounds from West Ham in 2004, is also wanted by Liverpool and Manchester City. (ANI)
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