Chelsea Set To Beat Liverpool To £6m Signing Of Serbian Starlet

By on May 1, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea look set to sign Lazar Markovic.


Chelsea look set to beat Liverpool to the £6million signing of Partizan Belgrade’s highly-rated attacker Lazar Markovic, according to the Sun.

The 19-year-old has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Europe after a string of impressive display’s for Partizan since breaking into the first team in 2011.

His form has not only seen him break into the Serbian senior national team set up but he’s also attracted interest from around Europe with the Sun claiming Chelsea and Liverpool have shown a keen interest in bringing him to the Premier League while Italian giants Inter Milan are also looking to lure him to Serie A.

However, the newspaper suggests that Chelsea defender and international team-mate Branislav Ivanovic, and former Blues boss Avram Grant – who was in charge at Partizan last year – have both played their part in persuading the talented teenager to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Markovic likes to play just behind the striker and his 6 goals and 6 assists helped his club land the domestic title last year. While his talent isn’t in doubt, he may well find first team football hard to come by at Stamford Bridge as he will have to compete with the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard for a starting berth.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the teenager follow in the footsteps of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois in being loaned out for a season if he does in fact complete a move to Chelsea at the end of the season.

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Would Chelsea fans like to see Markovic join the club this summer? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. Bill

    May 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    The Russian mafia will make sure he goes to Chelski.

  2. kasali mansur

    May 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    chelsea shld embark on young talented players rather dan old players dey should try 2 give dem trial rather dan loaning dem out, i wish him bestluck if chelsea cash on him. Up chelsea

  3. kasali mansur

    May 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    chelsea shld embark on young talented players rather dan old players dey should try 2 give dem trial rather dan loaning dem out, i wish him best of luck if chelsea shld cash on him. Up chelsea

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  5. Chidi Peter

    May 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I still don’t understand what Chelsea wants to do with KDB he is even better than all these players being linked except Falcao and Lewandowsky. What about Lukaku, Piazon are they not returning to the club? Chelsea will keep buying young players only to loan them and latter release them, I don’t like such management

  6. shitta fatai

    May 2, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Chelsea fans would love Markovic to join the blues after which we loan him out 4 a first team experience 4 about 2 season @ i don’t see him contest his role with the likes of Oscar, Hazard & Mata. So, He’s a good buy.

  7. izuchukwu samson

    May 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    if de special one come to chelsea i wil be de happiest guy on earth i luv him

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