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Chelsea's £12M winter budget won't stretch to Robinho

Chelsea have made money available to manager Luiz Felipe Scolari for this month's market. The Guardian says Chelsea have informed Scolari that the £12m they received from the sale of Wayne Bridge to Manchester City is available to him for transfers following the season-ending injury to Joe Cole. But the club will not go far above that limit, ruling out a move for Robinho.

Robinho reportedly wants to leave Eastlands after falling out with the manager, Mark Hughes, and Scolari would be keen to land the player he missed out on last summer, but the £32.5m fee that the Brazilian would command falls far outside his budget.

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