Ancelotti convinces Abramovich to open chequebook again for Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to spend big again this summer.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to spend big again this summer.

The Daily Mail says Abramovich has been relatively quiet in the transfer market by his own extravagant standards since Jose Mourinho left. But the success and stability Carlo Ancelotti has brought, achieved with an attacking style Abramovich appreciates, have convinced the club’s Russian billionaire to make another stellar signing.

Chelsea can secure their third Barclays Premier League title during Abramovich’s tenure with the right result at home to Wigan on Sunday — before then chasing a possible domestic Double with the FA Cup final the following weekend — and Abramovich now wants to add the extra quality to the side that will enhance their chances of finally winning the Champions League.