Chelsea linked with youngster – but he wants Millwall stay

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CHRISTIAN Mbulu sees his immediate future at Millwall – despite reports this week linking Chelsea with a move for the defender.

The Premier League club have reportedly sent scouts to check on the 19-year-old centre-back’s progress after some impressive performances for the Lions' U21 side in their run to the Premier League Cup quarter-final.

Millwall’s coaching staff are said to be pleased with the progress of Mbulu, who had received no professional training before being recommended to the club after some eye-catching displays with Brentwood Town.

And a source close to the player told NewsAtDen Mbulu feels he owes a debt of gratitude to Millwall and to Neil Harris after the club offered him his first ever professional contract last summer.

Mbulu, who has been compared to Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, wants to continue his development at Millwall.

He recently spent time on loan at Canvey Island in the Isthmian League Premier Division, before returning to Millwall last week and playing for Justin Skinner's side in their 3-1 cup quarter-final defeat to Hull City last Tuesday.

John Kelly

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