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Chelsea in for Pachuca winger Damm

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Chelsea are interested in signing winger Jurgen Damm from Pachuca, according to the Mexican club's vice-president.

Andres Fassi claims Chelsea officials could travel to Mexico on Thursday to hold talks about bringing Damm, 21, to Stamford Bridge.

"Yes, there is interest but we have to see how much they are interested," Fassi told Medio Tiempo. "In principle we have a sporting plan for Jurgen and we hope he stays, but if something comes up from abroad, we have to take it into account and if it's serious, we have to respond, we will have news in the next 48 hours."

"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.

"There is a belief they arrive in Mexico on Thursday to talk with us."

Damm, who plays on the right of midfield, holds dual Mexican/German nationality. He has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United after undergoing a two-week trial at Old Trafford in 2013, on the recommendation of Javier Hernandez's agent.

United were thought to be willing to pay £500,000 to keep the player, then at Estudiantes Tecos, but the Mexican club valued him as highly as £2m.

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