If the new reports are to be believed, Chelsea could be ready to make a shocking bid for Serie A club AC Milan’s Brazilian hitman Robinho that will see the player make a return to the Premiership which he left in 2010 after his stint with Manchester City.

Robinho, 27, was also linked with Chelsea back in the summer of 2008, but decided to move to Manchester City from La Liga side Real Madrid at the last minute instead. The move, however, was unsuccessful for him and although he played a good first season with City, the Brazilian was soon looking for a new club after serving a loan spell at his former Brazil-based club Santos.

Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has been alerted over the former Manchester City star’s future who may leave San Siro if the Italians are able to conclude a deal for City rebel Carlos Tevez, a move which is most likely to happen following the recent fiascos between City and Tevez.

It is also believed that Robinho’s fellow Brazilian striker at Milan, the 22-year-old Alexandre Pato, could also be offloaded by the club in order to make room for the new Argentinean. Pato, as other reports have suggested, has also been targeted by Chelsea.

Chelsea are currently set to lose Frenchman Nicolas Anelka, who is eyeing a move to the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, and Ivorian Didier Drogba, who is yet sign a new deal with the club this summer. Spaniard Fernando Torres is also yet to find his form and the boss, rightfully, is looking for an attacking option.

Milan, nonetheless, will have to part with either Pato or Robinho before signing Tevez, or else the club would exceed their quota of foreign players, according to a Caughtoffside report.

Robinho has made a total of 58 appearances for Milan since his arrival from Manchester City in 2008, and has managed to score 18 goals.