Chelsea Chase tevez?

This morning in the Mirror, Chelsea are being linked to a massive £40m bid for Manchester City striker and Captain, Carlos Tevez!. The article says:

"Chelsea are preparing a £40million bid for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. The London club have instructed super-agent Pini Zahavi to broker a deal that would see Tevez partner Fernando Torres in Chelsea’s attack next season.

City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners are aware that Zahavi has been tasked with landing the 27-year-old Argentine for Stamford Bridge benefactor Roman Abramovich. But City are unlikely to contemplate selling their captain and top goalscorer to another Premier League club - even if they meet the asking price.

City boss Roberto Mancini last night insisted he would not stand in the way of any players who want to quit the club. Mancini said: “I will fight for every player who wants to stay here - whether it is Carlos or another player. But I think it is difficult in 2011 to keep one player who does not stay at the club. Carlos has a contract, but I don’t know what is going to happen with him.”

Wow, I have to say. First of all, I think all of us respect Tevez. We may not like him, but we respect him as a player. He gets through an amazing amount of work in a game and will work hard all game for you. There is an argument that he doesn't score enough goals but maybe that's because of the team he is playing in at the moment and the role he is being asked to play.

Imagine a link up with him and Fernando Torres?. It would be exciting to say the least but I think that the fact he is owned by City is important here. City's transfer policy is to not deal with anyone who they see as their immediate rivals and Chelsea are one of them.

We have seen yesterday that Didier Drogba's agent has said he will stay at Chelsea next season and Malouda wants to feel loved so I can only see Nicolas Anelka making way in the summer. Let's not also forget we have Danny Sturridge coming back to Chelsea next summer and Bolton have confirmed if possible they would like to keep him for next season too.

So I wonder if there is any real truth in this rumour this morning. If there is, then it will be interesting to see exactly what happens this summer.