Chelsea offers castoff Pizarro to River Plate

Peruvian Claudio Pizarro was offered to Argentinian giants River Plate, club president Jose Maria Aguilar revealed Thursday.

Pizarro, 29, moved to Chelsea in a free transfer last summer. Since then, despite more than 20 appearances for the Blues' first team, he has failed to establish himself and show Stamford Bridge the hot form he produced in Germany. The "Inca God," as he was dubbed by German media, has been a disappointment in the Premier League and Chelsea chiefs are now planning his release.

"We've had an informal chat," River's Aguilar told reporters. "We are offered 100 players. Pizarro is a first-class footballer playing at one of the most powerful, most important clubs in the world."

On the prospect of signing the Chelsea misfit, he said: "Right now, there is no real chance [to sign Pizarro]."

Pizarro has been capped 53 times for his native Peru, and has netted 13 times in the process.

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