Ukraine Striker Andrei Shevchenko Linked With Move To Former Club AC Milan After A Disappointing Season At Chelsea

LONDON, UK -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has cast off rumours that 30-year-old striker Andrei Shevchenko is set to move back to AC Milan though the Italian side is closely linked with a new deal with the Ukrainian striker who is believed to want to switch back to his former club.

Ukraine Striker Andrei Shevchenko

Shevchenko has struggled at Stamford Bridge since arriving for £30million last summer, and now the Daily Express says Milan are ready to test the London club's resolve by offering half that amount to bring him back to the San Siro.

But Mourinho has remained adamant saying that he has not heard anything from the player regarding a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will speak with Andriy Shevchenko before deciding whether to sell him back to AC Milan at a massive loss.

The Chelsea boss is reportedly happy to let the £130,000-a-week striker go back to Italy, but the final decision rests with Abramovich.

Abramovich, who is a personal friend of Shevchenko, is keen to give the striker more time to impress.

But if the Ukraine international wants to return to Milan, then Abramovich could let him go despite the huge loss on the fee.
When asked if Shevchenko would stay at Chelsea, Mourinho said: "Why not? He's here.

"He didn't say that to me [that he wanted to leave]. He is working since day one, he's playing, he does his work, his personality didn't change. For me he looks the same Sheva."

Source: Premiership