Chelsea boss Ancelotti attempting to convince Abramovich about Pirlo

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti spent yesterday trying to convince Blues owner Roman Abramovich about the quality of AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti spent yesterday trying to convince Blues owner Roman Abramovich about the quality of AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Corriere dello Sport says the pair met on Abramovich's yacht docked in Nice and the Russian made it clear to Ancelotti he was lukewarm on the prospect of moving for 30 year-old Pirlo.

Ancelotti is urging Abramovich to rethink his stand and used Gianfranco Zola as an example of how Pirlo could transform Chelsea's play for years to come.