Abramovich will get the chance to land the player he craves most for Chelsea after Ronaldinho indicated he wants to quit Barcelona.
The Blues might have to smash the world record and the £50m barrier to capture the 26-year-old. But there will be a money-no-object mission to bring the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge for next season.
The Samba star has told close pals he has developed itchy feet after nearly four seasons in Catalonia.
“Ronaldinho doesn't feel he is properly backed at Barcelona any more,” said a close source. “He knows that Barca's special advisor Johan Cruyff doesn't like him, and everybody knows that when Cruyff talks the president Joan Laporta and his board listen.”