Chelsea make £4m bid for Japan midfielder, club president confirms

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Chelsea have approached FC Tokyo with a £4m bid to sign Japanese international midfielder Yoshinori Muto this summer after their recent sponsorship deal with Yokohama Rubber.

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The Blues are perhaps keeping an eye on the Asian market with this move, with other Premier League clubs previously making similar moves for players who perhaps weren’t really of the calibre required to succeed in English football.

Still, Muto is a highly regarded prospect and could have a bright future ahead of him at the age of just 22, with the player himself commenting that receiving this offer from a top European club is a big honour.

Meanwhile, FC Tokyo president Naoke Ogane has confirmed the bid has come in from Chelsea, which is believed to be in the region of £4m, according to, in what may prove to end up being a bargain for the Blues if they can pull this deal off.

“It is true that Chelsea sent us an offer for Muto,” Ogane is quoted as saying. “It is a formal offer with conditions. They want to acquire him in the summer.”

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