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AC MILAN have upped their interest in Alex.

And the defender’s sale will provide Phil Scolari with cash to splash out on Brazil countryman Kleber.

Milan are desperate for a quality centre-back and have also expressed an interest in Arsenal’s William Gallas, 31.

But, at 26, Alex is a much better investment and the Italian club believe they can get the Brazilian for £10million.

That would give Blues boss Scolari funds to buy a replacement — and Santos defender Kleber is a bargain at just £2m.

Scolari gave Kleber his first international cap in 2001. Yet Chelsea face competition from Manchester City, who have the advantage of having Kleber’s friend Robinho already at the club.

Source:http://www.thesun.co.uk

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Why would we need Kleber? Sure...he'd be a back up player for A. Cole, but he's already 28(turns 29 in April) so even if we got him for £2mil I'm not sure it would be worth it. Scolari has used Ferreira on the left before and now that Mancienne is back we would have a good selection of central defenders(Terry, Carvalho, Ivanovic and Mancienne), even if Alex was sold. I think we should use the money we will get from Bridge and(possibly) Alex to buy Zhirkov and we'd have the left side covered.

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If this is true, we need to play hardball with them. I would let Alex go for no less than we got for Bridge. Obviously

Why would a 26 year old CB who regularly performed well in recent history get less than a 28 year old LB who was not getting games?

The big clubs around Europe, Milan, Juve, Madrid, all need defenders. We have a world class one that wants to leave. Not as athletic as Gallas, but certainly better value for money than an overpaid swine like that bar steward. I think Alex would be brilliant in Serie A where his power and FK ability could really shine.

Kenyon has gotten the window off to a good start, offloading Alex for what a defender like him is really worth would be an excellent second move

JT-Riccy-Ivan-Mancienne would more than do the job at CB

edit: yes, agree. Kleber is unneeded. And with Mancienne already getting recalled, I think that is a load of press bollocks

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