Chelsea have made a fresh bid for Real Madrid's wantaway winger Robinho.

The News of the World says Chelsea have made a new £23.6million bid for Robinho. It's almost £5m more than their last offer and will sorely tempt the Spanish giants, despite the fact president Ramon Calderon wants to keep him.

But Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is keen to capture his countryman and will be backed all the way by Roman Abramovich's billions.

Real want £35 million for Robinho and the gulf between the two clubs could mean this deal goes to the transfer deadline wire of August 31.