Shevchenko has struggled at Stamford Bridge since arriving for £30million last summer, and now the Daily Express says Milan are ready to test the London club's resolve by offering half that amount to bring him back to the San Siro.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly happy to let the £130,000-a-week striker go back to Italy, but the final decision rests with Abramovich.

The billionaire is a personal friend of Shevchenko, and is keen to give the striker more time to impress.

But if the Ukraine international wants to return to Milan, then Abramovich could let him go despite the huge loss on the fee.