Manchester City's South Americans will be flown back to England by private jet in preparation for this weekend's huge game against Chelsea.

British record signing Robinho will share a supersonic lift home from World Cup duty with Brazil and City teammates Elano and Jo and they will stop off in Argentina to collect Pablo Zabaleta.

It is an expensive move designed to get all four players back at Carrington in time to train on Friday and be ready to face the Londoners 24 hours later.