Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has admitted that he is on the verge of a return to Italian football this summer.
“Everyone knows that I want to play in Italy again,” he told the Corriere dello Sport newspaper. “Even Chelsea, who want to keep hold of me for life, have understood the situation.
“Roman Abramovich has asked me to stay, but it has got nothing to do with money. He knows I want to go and has put me on the market.”
Crespo initially joined Chelsea from Inter three years ago, but has since enjoyed a one-year loan spell with Milan.
Both clubs have again been linked with his services once more and the Argentina striker wouldn’t object to a San Siro reunion.
“Inter or Milan? It doesn’t really matter to me. I think I did well at both clubs and left a good impression,” he added.
“I’m just waiting for news now.”
The Stamford Bridge outfit are prepared to let the much-travelled forward go after netting Andriy Shevchenko from Milan for almost £31m prior to the World Cup.
Crespo will become even more tempting to Serie A sides seeing as he is also on the verge of gaining an Italian passport.
Crespo, formerly of Lazio and Parma, has also recently been associated with a switch to capital giants Roma.
Its official,he is on the market and we are linked to him,i wouldnt having him back at all,great finisher and thats exactly what we need,he was at lazio so thats a plus for mancini and i dont think he would cost us that much,i would go for him instead of toni.