PSV explain Blues talk

PSV Eindhoven have explained their talks with Chelsea and say that they were just general discussions, although the subject of hot-shot Arjen Robben was raised during the meeting.

Manchester United were thought to be favourites to sign the talented young striker before Chelsea's interest was revealed by club chairman Harry van Raaij.

PSV press spokesman Pedro Salazar Hewitt says that Peter Kenyon was not involved in the talks between the two sides - and also insists that Robben was just one of the subjects on the agenda.

Hewitt insists the talks were not solely to discuss a move for Robben, although the subject did come up.

"Chelsea are having talks with our organisation about several items," Hewitt told Sky Sports News.

"The hottest news about players at this club is Arjen Robben, but I want to make it clear it was not just that we talked about.

"They said Peter Kenyon was here to see van Raaij, but he wasn't here, it was other people from Chelsea having talks with our organisation and Mr van Raaij.

"It's just a club matter and we don't want to say more about this conversation but we were just talking about club structure and the news of the day, such as Robben and possible interest from English clubs."

PSV are well aware that Sir Alex Ferguson is an admirer of the 19-year-old and their relationship with the Old Trafford side would see the Premiership champions in pole position for his signature.

Only initial enquiries have been made by The Red Devils and Hewitt insists they would have to do a lot more to take things on further.

"We know Manchester United are very interested in him, we have had them on the line talking about his situation but we don't negotiate on the telephone line so if they want to talk more concretely we will see them in Eindhoven.

"That's the situation at this moment. We have a very good relationship with Manchester United. All these deals with Stam and van Nistelrooy were very well done in a professional and serious way, we are aware they are a very serious and professional club so that's not an issue.

"We know if they want to come for Arjen Robben they will come over and we will talk about it and look at the best solution for all parties."

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