Chelsea deny lodging late bid to hijack Villa's Madrid move

<!--StartFragment--> CHELSEA last night dismissed speculation they tried to poach David Villa from under the noses of Real Madrid.<br /><br />The Valencia striker is set to become the latest member of the Bernabeu &lsquo;galacticos&rsquo;, joining &pound;140m duo Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.<br /><br />But reports in Spain suggested Chelsea had crept in with an 11th hour offer to tempt the 27-year-old to England after the club&rsquo;s Spanish scout Juan Cruz Sol met with Valencia president Manuel Llorente yesterday.<br /><br />Cruz Sol was quoted afterwards as saying: &ldquo;Chelsea made an important offer for him Villa but the answer was no because negotiations with Real Madrid are very advanced.<br /><br />&ldquo;Hence, there&rsquo;s no possibility that Villa will go to Chelsea because he wants to go to Real Madrid.&rdquo;<br /><br />But a Chelsea spokesman last night denied a bid, saying: &ldquo;We have made no offer for David Villa.&rdquo;<br /><br />The Blues were also rebuffed yesterday in their attempt to lure AC Milan duo Alexandre Pato and Andrea Pirlo to Stamford Bridge, following the footsteps of ex-Rossoneri boss Carlo Ancelotti. But new Milan boss Leonardo insists the pair are going nowhere.<br /><br />&ldquo;They are not moving from Milan,&rdquo; he insisted. &ldquo;They are both very important for the team. They are fundamental parts of a recent victorious past, Pirlo especially.&rdquo;<br /><br />While Ancelotti is looking to strengthen his Blues squad, he will also have to fend off interest from Bayern Munich for Jose Bosingwa with general manager Uli Hoeness admitting: &ldquo;We are only looking at whether there are possibilities for the right-back position. We are interested in Bosingwa. That&rsquo;s correct.&rdquo;<br /><br />One player almost certain to leave the Bridge is midfielder Deco after a disappointing 12 months in English football. &ldquo;I want to feel fine, and that is not happening at Chelsea,&rdquo; he said. <!--EndFragment-->