Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Lazar Markovic speaks out on links with Chelsea.
Serbian starlet Lazar Markovic has confirmed he’s paid a visit to Stamford Bridge and spoke to people at Chelsea but denied reports that a £10m deal had been agreed, according to Sky Sports News.
Markovic has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in Europe after breaking into the Partizan first team aged just 16 and has gone on to make 60 appearances for the club as well as earn 6 caps for the senior Serbian national team.
Sky Sports claim that Chelsea have been heavily linked with the 18-year-old with reports suggesting that a deal worth around £10million had already been agreed between the Blues and Partizan.
However, while Markovic has confirmed he’s recently spent time with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and spoke to club officials, he denied that any deal has been agreed.
“It is true. I was in London, I toured around London and I was also at Stamford Bridge,”
“I met my team-mate from national team Branislav Ivanovic, we talked a little bit.
“I also met people from Chelsea, but it is not true that I have signed anything yet or something like that. There is no contract, not a even a pre-contract.
“I had a great time there but it is far from being over.” Markovic is quoted as saying by Sky Sports
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So while a move may not have been agreed as yet, it seems Chelsea’s interest in Markovic is real if they’ve gone to the hassle of inviting the player over to London to visit Stamford Bridge. Whether they follow up that interest with a firm offer or if a deal can be struck with Partizan remains to be seen though.
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