The arrival of Sneijder in particular could spell the end
of coach Bernd Schuster's pursuit of another Dutchman, Chelsea's Arjen Robben. The 23-year-old wants to leave Stamford Bridge, but Manager Jose Mourinho has again reiterated his desire to keep the
speedy winger. Separate bids from Real rumored to be worth up to $47 million have been turned down by Chelsea. Since then, the Merengues have spent $56 million on Sneijder and Drenthe, who plays the
same side of the field as Robben.
Over the weekend, the Spanish champion looked poor in a 1-0 away loss to FC Sevilla, winner of last season's Spanish Cup. Sevilla controlled the tempo and had the better chances throughout. Luis Fabiano scored the only goal from the penalty spot in the 27th minute.