Report: PL club now making attempting to sign third Chelsea player on a permanent basis this season

Southampton are reportedly trying to plunder Chelsea once again via the signing of Tino Anjorin.

According to football.london, the Saints have plans to steal from the European champions for a third time this season.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s employers have already signed Tino Livramento for £5m (Guardian) and acquired Armando Broja on loan.

The St. Mary’s chain of command want to turn Broja’s part-time move into a full-time one, following his excellent scoring return at the tip of the team’s attack.

Whilst they continue to press Chelsea for an answer about the Albanian’s future, Southampton have seemingly begun work on another of the Cobham community.

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What has happened to Anjorin?

Anjorin joined Lokomotiv Moscow on loan at the start of the term, yet returned almost instantly to London after suffering a broken metatarsal in training.

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The 20-year-old hasn’t played for the Russian club since October and it’s unlikely he will again, now Ralf Rangnick is the interim Manchester United manager.

Rangnick was the one who pushed for and persuaded the attacker to move to Moscow.

With the German coach out of the picture, there seems little reason for Anjorin to book a flight back to the Russian capital.

Instead, he could be relocated to the English south coast.

Three is a magic number

Football.london claim that Southampton are hoping to secure Anjorin’s services on a permanent deal before the January window closes.

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If this transfer goes through, the Chelsea prospect could link up with two players born of similar blue heritage.

Broja and Livramento were raised through the ranks at Stamford Bridge but saw their pathway to first-team action blocked by various means.

Both have shone since becoming a Saint, something Anjorin will surely hope to replicate if he is allowed to sign for a rival Premier League side.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.