Football: pounds 3m Balbo may join Vialli

ABEL BALBO, Roma's Argentinian striker, could be heading to Stamford Bridge to join Gianluca Vialli's new-look Chelsea side next season. Corriere dello Sport says Roma are ready to sell the 31-year-old former international for pounds 3m.

The Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said yesterday that although he may buy again this season, especially if Southampton's Kevin Davies and Metz's Robert Pires become available, he is close to the side he wants.

"We do not need much more to make us a very good side," the Frenchman said. "The next two and a half months will really show how good we are."

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