Robben Not Bound For Chelsea

Last updated : 25 January 2004 By Rich Godden
Robben has come into the public eye recently after reportedly flying to England to discuss a move to Manchester United. It was suggested that he met Alex Ferguson for a tour of the Old Trafford club, with a view to joining them in the summer.

However, this week's tabloids suggested that the player was being coveted by Chelsea. Robben's father, Hans, has poured scorn over such suggestions though.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "My son will not go to Chelsea. Over my dead body will he go there.

"They have an owner who has no philosophy or structure at the club. Chelsea just buy expensive players all over Europe and think it will make them a great team.

"But my son has been to see Sir Alex Ferguson and nobody knows better why organisation and a good structure at a top club is so important. Old Trafford is the only place he wants to play and if he can't play there he would rather stay at PSV.

"In fact he would rather play in their reserves than go to Chelsea. It's as simple as that."