Yoshinori Muto: Chelsea make £4m offer for FC Tokyo striker, according to the Japanese club

He has made 10 appearances for the Japan

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Chelsea have made an offer to sign FC Tokyo striker Yoshinori Muto, according to the J-League club.

The 22-year-old Japan international is reportedly subject of a £4m bid. The FC Tokyo president Naoki Ogane has confirmed that Chelsea made an offer, but did not say how much.

Speaking to Sports Nippon, he said: "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 himself said that that it was an "honour" to be linked with the Premier League leaders, but admitted that he is yet to decide whether to move to Stamford Bridge or not.

"I have not decided yet at all," he said.

"It is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club."

He has made 10 appearances for the Japan national team.


Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has backed captain John Terry to shrug off a hostile reception when they head to Loftus Road to face QPR on Sunday.

It was on the same ground in 2011 that Terry was caught up in a race controversy with ex-QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, later cleared in court of racially abusing the player but banned for four matches and fined £220,000 by the Football Association for 'using abusive language related to colour'.

"He has been through a lot football-wise in his career," Cahill said in several national newspapers.

"He has been through so many good times, winning trophies and whatnot, and bad times. So in terms of personality he is obviously thick-skinned and that's why I say it won't affect him, and it won't affect us."