Real admit Robben liking
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid have confirmed they are interested in signing Chelsea's Arjen Robben.Real Madrid have confirmed they are interested in signing Chelsea's Arjen Robben.
Robben has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish champions in recent weeks with reports in Spain suggesting a deal is close to being agreed.
However, Chelsea insist Robben is going nowhere and that they are in talks with the Dutchman over extending his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Robben has been a long-term target for Real president Ramon Calderon and Real's sporting director Predrag Mijatovic has admitted they have been keeping tabs on the winger for some time.
However, Mijatovic admitted any move for Robben or any other players will have to wait until the find a replacement for Fabio Capello.
Speaking to the club's official website Mijatovic described Robben as"out of this world", as well as saying: "He's a footballer that we've had our eye on since last year.
"He's a very interesting, top-notch player.
"First we have to present the coach, while respecting the one who just left and the one who is coming in. Then the players will arrive."
Mijatovic also revealed the Spanish giants were keen on Sevilla ace Daniel Alves and he refused to rule out a move for Javier Saviola
"I like him (Alves) a lot, but we have to determine whether he's a priority or not," added Mijatovic.
"He's (Saviola) a fantastic player and we're not ruling him out by any means."