BBC Sport says Chelsea have offer £19.7 million for the Brazil international.

The 24-year-old former Santos star played a key role in helping Real secure the Spanish title last season.

But he is believed to be keen to join fellow countryman Luiz Felipe Scolari at Stamford Bridge.

A statement on the Blues' website read: "Further to media reports, Chelsea Football Club can confirm we have made an offer to Real Madrid for the transfer of Robinho."