Done deal: Chelsea and Russian club reach agreement for transfer of attacking midfielder

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Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow for the transfer of Tino Anjorin.

The Chelsea wonderkid will join the Russian side in a loan deal that includes a £17 million ($23m) option to buy.

The move was inspired by the Russian club’s newly appointed director Ralf Rangnick, who acted as Thomas Tuchel’s mentor in his early managerial career.

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Rangnick intends to activate the option next summer, as long as the 19-year-old performs well, but it will also include a buyback option for Chelsea at £34m ($46m).

Chelsea boss Tuchel rates Anjorin highly and permanently promoted the teenager to the first-team since January but the Blues are happy to see him leave as they deem the offer from Lokomotiv Moscow a good opportunity to turn down.

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