Alves pleads to come to Blues

Last updated : 09 August 2007 By Paul Lagan

Chelsea's search for a right-back is now entering its final stages with Daniel Alves pleading to his club to let him come to SW6.
The £20m-rated 24-year-old says Chelsea is where he wants to go - but will his club Sevilla let him?

"(Chelsea) is a wonderful opportunity and I don't want to let it pass," said Alves.

"Sevilla should look after me. In the four years I have been here I've given my best. I just want them to listen."
He added: "We've been looking at Chelsea's offer for a while and that's the one that interests me."

Alves wants his future resolved by 15 August when Sevilla play AEK Athens in a Champions League qualifier.

"If I play for Sevilla in that match, I won't be able to play in the Champions League for another team so I hope everything can be sorted out as soon as possible," he stated.

Alves has been at Sevilla for four-and-a-half seasons and played a prominent role as the Rojiblancos won back-to-back Uefa Cups.