Scolari in dark over Robinho

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admits he is in the dark over his club's bid to sign Brazilian star Robinho from Real Madrid. Scolari made the former Santos player his top transfer target when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in July, but the Blues have been unable to seal the deal.

The Premier League club have had a bid turned down by Real, who are adamant Robinho will remain at the Bernabeu even though the player is keen to move to England. The 22-year-old trained with the La Liga champions on Friday, and Scolari admitted he has no idea whether Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon will be able to conclude the deal before the transfer window closes on Monday.

"I don't know about Robinho because it is not my job to enter into talks about players," he said. "I said something to Peter a month ago and they tried to bring Robinho here but my job is on the pitch.

"If they can bring him here it will be down to board meetings and I have to think about Tottenham, not about whether players have come or have not come. I don't know anything because I have not spoken to Peter for the last two days."

He is a very good player but it is not only me that wants him, all the coaches in the world do too
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari on Robinho.

Scolari was in no doubt that Robinho would be a valuable addition to his squad, but the former Brazil and Portugal coach is focused on Sunday's match against Tottenham Hotspur. "," he said.

"But at the moment what is happening on the pitch is the only important thing for me. For my players to play well against Tottenham is what matters."

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