Chelsea speculation not affecting Serbian winger


Lazar Markovic insists he is fully focused on continuing his education with Partizan Belgrade, rather than sealing a dream move to Chelsea.

The 17-year-old winger has scored six goals since making his debut for Partizan this season and, hence, is being linked with a number of Europe's top clubs.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is reported to be monitoring Markovic, and the teenager has revealed it is his ambition to one day move to Stamford Bridge.

However, in the mean time, Markovic is perfectly happy with life in Belgrade, and enjoying the company of his friends and family.

"I'm 17, so I stay with friends and this continues to be my favourite pastime. I like to be calm and relaxed, I also love watching TV," said Markovic.

"For the rest, I do not listen to rumours about me: I think just of playing."

Chelsea, meanwhile, are reportedly prepared to listen to offers for Fernando Torres in the January transfer window.

It was claimed on Wednesday that Chelsea would accept around £20 million for the Spaniard, having signed him for over double that amount less than a year ago.

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