Chelsea make U-Turn over Serbian defender decision - reports

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Chelsea have 'not given up hope' of securing a work permit for Serbian defender Slobodan Rajkovic.

Reports on talkSPORT three days ago claimed the Blues were set to cut their losses on the defender, who joined the club in 2005 but has been unable to make a senior appearance for the club due to work permit issues.

However, the same website now claims Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is eager to have the six-cap international centre back involved in his first-team squad next season, and is hopeful issues over a work permit can be resolved.

Signed from OFK Beograd for a then world record fee for a player under the age of 18, Rajkovic has since spent time on loan PSV, Twente and Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie whilst unable to make an appearance at Stamford Bridge.


Involved in the club's pre-season plans ahead of the coming campaign, Rajkovic scored for Chelsea in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Wycombe and then played 45 minutes against a Malaysia XI on the tour of Asia.

Should Chelsea fail in their application for a work permit however, the 22-year-old is likely to move to French Ligue 1 side Valenciennes, either on loan or in a permanent deal.

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