FC Tokyo chairman Naoki Ogane confirmed that Chelsea mad a £4m bid for their striker Yoshinori Muto.
Ogane stated: “It is true that Chelsea sent us an offer for Muto: it is a formal offer with conditions. They want to acquire him in the summer”
Muto is 22 and last year was named J League’s Best XI as he scored 13 goals in 33 appearances in his debut season.
In the current campaign, that started last month, he’s still impressing since he already netted 3 goal in 4 matches.
Chelsea closed a £18m-per-year sponsorship deal with Japanese company Yokohama last month and signing Muto would strengthen the club’s hold in the market.
The players himself declared about his next destination:
“I have not decided yet at all, it is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club”.