Blues swoop for teenage Czech star

However the 17-year-old centre-back will not be joining the Blues

for a further year, after being loaned back to Olomouc. The

talented youngster has impressed many clubs across Europe but

Chelsea moved swiftly to land him. Financial details of the deal

have not been disclosed. Reports in the Czech Republic claim

Olomouc could earn around £5million from the sale of the

player but Chelsea have not confirmed the figure. Chelsea academy

boss Neil Bath said: “Tomas has signed but will spend the first

year on loan at his club, Sigma Olomouc in the Czech Republic. “He

is now going into the under-18s, and made his first-team debut last

season. Very athletic and quick, he is a very good one-on-one

defender and comfortable on the ball. “We feel there is a lot of

potential in the player, and we feel at the minute it is the right

time to get him, but it would be good for him to stay there and get

first-team experience, and we look forward to him joining us next

year. “Obviously we will stay in touch and he will come across here

when appropriate. He is a right-sided centre-half who can play