Real Madrid set to pull plug on Chelsea's Robben

Real Madrid are on the verge of pulling out of talks for Chelsea winger Arjen Robben.

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The Independent says Real are turning their attentions to Ajax midfielder Wesley Sneijder as they grow frustrated by Chelsea's asking price for their Dutchman.

A source said that relations between Chelsea and Real have hit a new low over the Robben saga - with the Premier League club also irked at Real's attempts to unsettle Michael Ballack.

Yesterday Mourinho, who had previously publicly stated that Robben was certain to stay at Stamford Bridge, admitted that was not the case.

"I cannot speak about it," he said when asked about the 23-year-old's future.

"Until the 31 August [when the transfer window closes] everything is possible in terms of people to come and people to go. I think the situation has a lot of speculation behind but of course also some truth. And we have to wait a bit more to see."

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