Report: Chelsea on verge of losing teenage talent; Tuchel previously stopped his loan exit

Chelsea could lose yet another academy talent in Tino Anjorin amid a reported €10million (£8.6m) transfer offer from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, according to The Athletic.

A number of former academy stars, including Lewis Bate and Tino Livramento, opted to leave Stamford Bridge to pursue chances of breaking into first-team football elsewhere earlier this summer.

Similar to Bate, Anjorin is yet to be officially promoted to the first team but has often trained with Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

The 19-year-old is also in Chelsea’s 26-man Premier League squad, and unlike Tiemoue Bakayoko or Ross Barkley, for example, he was still given a squad number (27).

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However, a breakthrough season at Chelsea still seems very unlikely for him, given the number of attacking options Tuchel has at his disposal.

The Athletic claims that Lokomotiv Moscow has now presented Anjorin an opportunity to potentially play regular football outside Chelsea.

The teenager is still “weighing up his options”, the report added, but the Russian club is really pushing for the move.

They have reportedly offered Chelsea an £8.6m transfer fee and Anjorin a five-year contract worth £33,000-a-week.

It remains unclear whether Anjorin will stay or leave at this point, but he would not be in a hurry to make a decision, considering he just signed a new long-term contract with Chelsea last year.

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Tuchel was impressed by Anjorin

Previously, Tuchel himself admitted that he stopped Anjorin from going on loan and decided to keep him around the first-team.

“I got to know Tino, I did not know much of him and I got to know him here,” the Chelsea boss said in his press conference back in March (via Goal).

“From the first day, I was very impressed because he is a very physical player. Tall guy, strong guy

“We decided to keep him to get to know him better. Not to give him on loan or find another solution for him in winter.

“I am happy about that. I feel he is very strong in finishing his training. He is a very nice character.”

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