"I want to go to Chelsea in the same way that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to come to Madrid. It is the same thing," Robinho told Marca.

Chelsea's willingness to pay Robinho in the region of £4.8million a year compared to the £3.2m on offer from Real is a major motivating factor in his desire to move.

But with Real's asking price set at £36m for the former Santos player, much negotiation remains.