Last week, Swedish outlet Expressen broke the news of Chelsea’s interest in Malmo defender Anel Ahmedhodzic ahead of the January transfer window.

Expressen reported that Chelsea want to offer the 21-year-old a five-year deal and are preparing a bid worth around €8m for the operation.

The youngster has confirmed the news but said he’s not distracted by that.

“If I get affected in any way, it’s just from a positive perspective,” he told Expressen, as quoted by One Football.

“I don’t go around thinking about it actively, but it’s fun that such big clubs are interested. My focus is just on taking the gold, mentally it’s a bit easier to handle the media because I’m used to it now after the Bosnia thing. Things will always be written and I have been helped to deal with it by Petter Andersson.”

Asked if he’s worth €8m, Ahmedhodzic added: “It’s for Daniel (Andersson, the sporting director) to decide. I’ve told Mackan (agent Markus Rosenberg) to handle all that stuff, I don’t want to hear anything yet.”

The Swedish centre-back’s current deal is set to expire in 2023.


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