12-year-old rejects Chelsea overtures


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Chelsea have failed in their attempt to sign a 12-year-old from Swindon Town. Jordan Young, who lives in Chippenham, came to the club's attention with his performances for the Wiltshire side's under-13s.

Jeremy Newton, director of Swindon's centre of excellence, told the BBC: "The boy made the decision to stay with us. Obviously the boy has thought about it over a long period of time. It's a big decision for any 12-year-old to make but the parents have let him make it."