Report: Europa League club enter talks to sign 19-year-old Chelsea player who’s scored loads in training

Lokomotiv Moscow have reportedly entered talks with Chelsea about a possible deal to sign Blues teenager Tino Anjorin.

Lokomotiv Moscow, who play in the Russian top flight and are in this season’s Europa League, have made a move for Anjorin.

According to Football London, the two clubs are in discussions over a deal for the 19-year-old.

The report states that at this moment in time it’s unclear on whether talks are over a permanent deal or a season-long loan move for the English youngster. In addition, he’s attracted interest from several clubs across Europe already this summer. 

Anjorin is a youth product from the Chelsea academy and has been around the senior group since Thomas Tuchel took charge as manager in January. 

The attacking midfielder even earned high praise from the German boss earlier this month for his impact in first-team training.

“He is strong, confident, creative, assists and scores a lot of goals in training,” Tuchel said earlier in August.

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Chelsea must ensure Tino Anjorin exit is a loan not sale

It’s impossible to bring every young talent from the Blues ranks into the first team. For example, Tino Livramento’s amazing start at Southampton is frustrating after Chelsea sold him in the summer, but, realistically, it was his only chance of first-team football at this moment in time.

Anjorin is someone though that’s looked good enough when given brief minutes with the senior team. The powerful playmaker has earned five first-team appearances and looks dominant when he plays at youth level.

Unfortunately, breaking into the team in Chelsea’s No.10 positions looks a real struggle.

It would be a huge shame to let him go permanently right now, so allowing a first loan away from the club makes perfect sense.

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