Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic has been told by Nemanja Matic that Chelsea are indeed interested in signing him – but he won’t move in January.
Gyrjic, 19, has also been linked with Manchester United, but the Serbia Under-20 international wants to see out the remainder of the season with Red Star, who sit 16 points clear at the top of the SuperLiga.
He said: “Nemanja Matic is a friend, he’s Serbian and he has been at Chelsea for over a year. He tells me that they want me.
“Right now I am at Red Star, we are top of the table and I want to win the title here.
“I don’t think that I’ll be moving in January, but there’s definitely more of a chance in June.”