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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Chelsea Beat Several Big Clubs For Di Santo Signature

The Blues are believed to have agreed a deal worth $7million (£3.4million) with his club - Chilean outfit Audax Italiano, and the highly regarded striker will officially move during the January transfer window. The youngster has bagged 13 goals in 35 games over 18 months, and has also shone for Argentina's youth sidesDi Santo is free to move to England as he holds an Italian passport and it is thought that the Blues beat off competition from clubs all around Europe and in the Premier League, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United.

"Everything is nearly agreed, there are only a few details to be resolved but there will not be any problems," Audax president Valentin Cantergiani confirmed. "We only have to agree the fee that Audax will receive if Di Santo is transferred again in the future and that's all. All the rest has been arranged. "We are exchanging the last documents." "Chelsea has been more than a year following Franco and all the negotiations have been all the time very polite.

"They want to add him their squad when the transfer window opens in January. As Franco holds an Italian passport he can be at once part of their team." The player revealed his delight with the impending transfer."My agent told me not to talk about this, but the truth is I won't go on playing at Audax," he admitted. "Playing at Chelsea would be very nice. It would be fantastic."

From What I Know he is a young striker from Argentina who is being described as the new Maradona. I wonder how that makes Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, they all feel. In this case the new Maradona is a player named Franco Di Santo who possesses something that even the original Maradona did not: height.

Clearly he isn’t drawing comparisons to Diego based on appearance. It is the play of Di Santo that apparently has the hype machine operating at all cylinders. He joined the Chilean first division club Audax Italiano in 2006 and has scored 9 goals in 46 games. He has also featured six times for Argentina’s U-20 team.

Evidently that is enough to attract the attention of no less…deep breath… Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool,Ac Milan,Inter,Juventus,Barcelona,Real Madrid,Valencia.Not Enough ?

Di Santo is good in the air and possesses good on the ball skills for a big man. .