Chelsea to splash the cash come January - Ronaldinho !!!!!

Chelsea are set to make an approach for three new players in the January transfer window including Ronaldinho and Lokomotiv Moscow midfielders Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Branislav Ivanovic.

Ronaldinho has been the subject of much controversy in the Barca camp over the past few months with accusations of the Brazil star being unfit and too involved in the money matters of football. The former European Footballer of the year has started to fall out of favour recently with the success of South American youngsters Giovanni Dos Santos and Lionel Messi.

However, Chelsea will not get the Barca star cheap, it is said that the La Liga runners-up will expect a bid of at least £70 million, a world record transfer fee. AC Milan will also challenge Chelsea for the signature of the 27 year old. The arrival of the Brazilian in London may also see the exit of winger, Shaun Wright-Phillips which would arouse the interest of his former club Man City and Liverpool.

The Londoners are also chasing Lokomotiv Moscow pair Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Branislav Ivanovic. Branislav Ivanovic is a Serbian defender whose versatility allows him to play midfield as well, he appeared in last Summer's U 21 European Championships for Serbia and Motenegro. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is a Russian international who plays in midfield and it is rumoured that Chelsea will pay £20 million for the pair.