FC Tokyo have confirmed that Chelsea have tabled an offer in their attempts to sign Yoshinori Muto during the upcoming transfer window, Goal.com reports.
The 22-year-old was a speculated target for the Blues earlier in the week, but club president Naoki Ogane came out to reveal that the two parties have already entered negotiations.
“It is true that Chelsea sent us an offer for Muto,” he said.
“It is a formal offer with conditions. They want to acquire him in the summer”
It is believed that Jose Mourinho’s side have made an offer worth about £4million and are looking to complete the switch in the summer.
The Japanese international also revealed that he was flattered by interest from the Premier League giants, but he is yet to speak out over the possibility of moving to Stamford Bridge.
“I have not decided yet at all,” he added. “It is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club.”
Muto is being tipped to not be granted a work permit of play in England, due to that fact that he has not yet featured as a regular in the Japan national squad.
However, Ogane reassured Mourinho that it wouldn’t be a problem should they move forward over the proposed transfer.