Chelsea rejected in Mexican approach, club confirms reasons

Pachuca have revealed why they have not allowed Jurgen Damm permission to talk with Chelsea over a summer move.

Chelsea are certainly a team not averse to taking the plunge on young promising talent, even if they do invariably send them out on loan. This summer has been no different - with the arrival of Mario Pasalic a clear example.

However they did plan to bring in one more - Mexican youngster Jurgen Damm.

Damm, who had a trial at Manchester United in January 2013, emerged as a Chelsea transfer target earlier this summer. His agent confirmed the 21-year-old winger was a Chelsea target in June and his club side Pachuca confirmed Chelsea's interest the same month.

The club's vice-president Andres Fassi stated:

"Chelsea are the club interested, but we have to see how much they are interested, we can't go ahead of ourselves, we have to wait and see. When it comes to us, it's a matter of sporting project. We want him to stay and we will see how much Chelsea are interested."

Damm, with his blistering pace, endless promise and EU passport (he holds German citizenship) was obviously always going to be an attractive proposition to any team on the continent.

But now his club, via Fassi once again, have confirmed that Damm is going nowhere. The vice-president believes he must first become a star in the Liga MX and earn his spurs for the Mexican national team before heading to Europe:

"I think Jürgen has to meet important goals in Mexican soccer, you must first consolidate, then you must find the opportunity to be on the Selection and then there will be time for youth to go at the right time. He still has a lot to give in Pachuca. We (at the time of the offer from Chelsea) believed that was not the time to go away."

Damm now faces another season in Mexico where he will have to meet the objectives his current club have set out for him. They have recently sold Enner Valencia to West Ham - so are not short of cash - and a move is now highly unlikely this summer.

But if he can continue to impress who knows? He might just wear the Chelsea blue one day.

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