The president of Japanese outfit FC Tokyo has confirmed that Chelsea have lodged a bid for highly-rated Yoshinori Muto.
Speculation is rife that the Blues are keen on signing Muto – a 22-year-old midfielder who has been dubbed ‘the Japanese Lionel Messi’ – after spotting him last may.
According to some reports, Jose Mourinho tabled a £4 million bid in March and Tokyo chief Naoki Ogane confirmed the interest.
“It is true that Chelsea sent us an offer for Muto,” Ogane told to Sports Nippon. “It is a formal offer with conditions. They want to acquire him in the summer”
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