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Chelsea have signed Srna, so sayeth

Translated from always-reliable ...

"The club from Carlo Ancelotti has the services of the strong right-wingers already practically Gated

The Chelsea FC is present in the next few days a weighty influx. It is at the 28-year-old Croatian international Darijo Srna Shaktjor of Donetsk. Srna for the club from London will transfer €20 million in Ukraine. After the medical tests are to take place before the end of the week, will Srna put his signature to the treaty until 2014. In England, the offensively as defensively strong Croat will earn around €4.5 million annually.

The British and Ukrainians have agreed on the last night. The change is available, only the signatures, and the medical tests are pending.

Srna was at Bayern Munich and Tottenham a topic."

On his way to the Bridge?

Eh. Srna, the versatile Croatian captain of Shakhtar Donetsk, was linked with Chelsea in January and, subsequently, has been a part of the CFC rumour mill so far this summer.

Just days earlier, Srna was quoted in Croatian tabloid Index saying he would welcome a move to London: "Chelsea is a club that suits my style and my style of play suits them. I want to make a step forward, to play in the Champions League with such a famous club. In general, Chelsea is the best option for me."

Is he the best option for Chelsea, however? Not sure.

At 28, his signing would go against the idea of reducing the age of an aging squad. Srna also appears, at least now, as a surplus signing. Srna plays mostly at right mid for his country, right wingback for his club. So. We already have two of the finest right fullbacks in the world in Bane and Bosingwa. Right midfield then? A potential replacement for Ballack? Can't see it.

He does, meanwhile, offer versatility, work rate, and a pretty mean delivery. And, as a squad player, he would most certainly boost the look of the squad in such a regard. He's a class above pretty much everyone in the Croatian league, a point widely proved when Shakhtar won the UEFA Cup in 2009.

Still, we don't need a Srna. We need a Robben.

I will hold judgement until something official surfaces. The quotage from Srna, however, if accurate, leads me to believe that there is at least some truth to what we're seeing with regard to this rumor. We soon shall see, I guess ...

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