Report: Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin set for Stamford Bridge stay
Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin will reportedly remain at Stamford Bridge this summer, despite interest from Premier League clubs.
The 18-year-old is rumoured to have been eyed up by Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal as he enters the final year of his contract.
Anjorin has been at Chelsea for more than a decade and made his first-team debut against Grimsby Town in the EFL Cup last September.
Despite being wanted by a string of English clubs, as well as German side Borussia Dortmund, Sky Sports News suggests that the England Under-19s international intends to stay on at Chelsea.
It is claimed that the Blues are close to announcing a new deal for Anjorin that will keep him tied down for the long term.
Giroud explains why he turned down Celtic offer
Olivier Giroud has revealed why he chose to reject a move to Celtic in 2010. The Chelsea forward was at that point playing for Ligue 2 side Tours and had impressed in the French second tier.
But he opted for a move to Ligue 1 team Montpellier despite interest from Celtic.
“I had contact with Celtic in 2010,” Giroud told the Daily Record . “I could have played at one of the most magnificent atmospheres in the world at Celtic Park. It would also have given me a springboard towards the English Premier League. Middlesbrough, in the Championship, were also interested.
“I wanted to play in Ligue 1 before leaving France. I had never played a Ligue 1 match before signing for Montpellier.
“Secondly, my agents advised me to sign for Montpellier even though they would have made more money if I had signed for Celtic. Money has been important in my career, I am not playing football for glory, but it has never been my main aim and that’s also why I preferred to move to Montpellier.
“And thirdly, Montpellier’s late owner, Louis Nicollin, convinced me not to go to Scotland and so I signed for him instead.”