Report: Chelsea chase Serbian youngster

Avram Grant as Chelsea manager
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A report suggests that Chelsea are hoping to tempt Partizan Belgrade into selling young striker Lazar Markovic.

Premier League side Chelsea are reportedly keen to secure the services of Lazar Markovic this summer.

The 19-year-old is thought to have impressed numerous scouts with his performances this season for Partizan Belgrade, who last campaign were managed by former Chelsea coach Avram Grant.

The Israeli has now started to act on Chelsea's behalf to try to convince the striker to join the Stamford Bridge-based outfit, according to The Mirror.

It has also been claimed that Markovic recently travelled to London to meet with his fellow Serb and current Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

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