Chelsea provisionally agreed a four-year deal with Shevchenko

18:21, 30 March 2006

Abramovich appears to have got Shevchenko.

Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich has tried three times to sign the Ukrainian international and now finally appears to have got his man with a deal reportedly struck that will net the 29-year-old frontman at least Ј110,000 a week, according to Daily Mail.

The Blues are said to be willing to match the Rossoneri`s valuation, with Hernan Crespo earmarked to return to the San Siro as part of a blockbusting Ј35million deal after his loan spell in Milan last season.

Despite the west London club`s dominance in the Premiership, Crespo and Didier Drogba have been far from prolific and Jose Mourinho sees Shevchenko`s arrival as crucial in taking his side onto the next stage in Europe.

Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Ballack is also expected to join in the summer while Chelsea`s deal with AEG, who operate four MLS franchises, will increase speculation that Freddy Adu is bound for London

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