Alex reveals Chelsea dream

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PSV Eindhoven defender Alex has admitted he would relish a move to Chelsea.

The Brazilian, who scored the goal that dumped Arsenal out of the UEFA Champions League, has been with PSV for the last two-and-a-half years.

PSV boss Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday that Alex was a Chelsea player on a long-term loan in Holland, but the Premiership side have yet to confirm their position.

Rumours persist that Chelsea's only tie to Alex is that they have first option to sign him, but the player himself maintains he is contracted to The Blues.

"I know my contract belongs to Chelsea, but I'm a PSV player now," he said.

"It would be great for me to play for a fantastic club like Chelsea.

"That would be a dream for me."

Alex added that he was expecting to move to Stamford Bridge last summer but the switch was blocked.

"I don't understand why the coach did that," he acknowledged.

"Apparently there was a problem with a permit and I had to go back to PSV."

PSV spokesman Pedro Salazar has attempted to clear up the confusion over Alex by insisting the player does belong to Chelsea.

"The arrangement is very clear for us. He was bought by Chelsea and is owned by Chelsea and is on loan to PSV," Salazar explained.

"We were interested in signing him from Santos three years ago but could not afford him at the time.

"Chelsea bought him and paid for him but he was not allowed to play in England because he was Brazilian and did not have a work permit.

"The situation has not changed and we don't understand why anyone is confused."