Blues want Frey at Bridge
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Czech Republic international keeper Cech is on his way to Chelsea from Rennes during the summer but the moneybags Premiership outfit are purportedly plotting a bid for Frey.
According to French reports, Abramovich has requested details on Frey, who has previously been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea's London rivals Arsenal.
Abramovich is prepared to splash out between é¼6 and é¼8 million for Frey, despite seemingly being overloaded with keepers at Stamford Bridge.
With Carlo Cudicini, Marco Ambrosio and Neil Sullivan already in West London, in addition to the impending arrival of Cech, it appears strange why Abramovich is courting another keeper.
Frey is one of the most sought-after keepers in Europe and is rumoured to have seven offers on the table, with one seemingly from Chelsea.
German giants Bayern Munich are also believed to be keen on the Frenchman, who has spent the past three seasons at Parma.
Bayern director Uli Hoeness has reportedly been in contact with Frey on several occasions and, with Oliver Kahn questioning his future in Bavaria, the Bundesliga side could be in the market for a new keeper.
However, Frey's preferred destination is London which could ensure Chelsea are in pole position if Abramovich, and new boss Jose Mourinho, decide he possesses the requisite qualities to be The Blues' number one.