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Chelsea to secure first Japanese player


The president of FC Tokyo Naoki Ogane has said that Chelsea has made an offer for its 22 year old attacker, Yoshinori Muto. The player has played for the J league since 2013 and he is in the Japanese national team.

Ogane however said the bid has nothing to do with the shirt sponsorship deal that Chelsea had with the Japanese company, Yokohama Rubber, the world largest tyre manufacturer in February for the 2015/2016 season. According to Ogane, ‘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, who only graduated from Kelo University a fortnight ago after completing an economics degree, would be the first Japanese player to represent Chelsea if he moves to west London.

A 4m pounds deal has been speculated. But the player says he is not sure if he will join Chelsea but was pleased with the bid. According to him, ‘I have not decided yet at all. It is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club.

Muto has scored 13 goals in his first season with FC Tokyo and has earned 11 caps for Japanese national team since signing professional career in 2014.

He has continued his fine form helping his club to 3rd place in the division with 3 goals in 4 games.