A report on the Irish Independent claims that Chelsea have tabled a bid to bring in Andrea Pirlo from Milan.
The Blues have reportedly placed an offer of €7 million plus Claudio Pizarro to bring the artistic passer to London, but the proposal will not include Michael Mancienne going to the San Siro on loan.
The latest news comes just hours after the Blues declared through their press officer that they have not made any official offers.
The club's chief executive Peter Kenyon came back earlier than expected from the tour of America to work on the deal, as the Rossoneri are reportedly willing to part ways with their playmaker.
There was believed to be a lot of sceptical eyes cast on Carlo Ancelotti, when Pirlo was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. Many questions regarding the player's age were reportedly discussed, since Michael Ballack, Deco, as well as Frank Lampard are all well over 30.
However, club owner Roman Abramovich has backed the manager in this decision, even though the Pensioners have a heavy midfield.
Pirlo was one of Ancelotti's first signings when he first arrived in Milan in 2001.
Adithya Ananth, Goal.com