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Powell unconcerned by Arsenal and Chelsea interest in midfield star
CHARLTON boss Chris Powell says he isn’t worried about stories linking Arsenal and Chelsea with highly-rated youngster Jordan Cousins.
The midfielder has only made three league starts for the Addicks, although this hasn’t stopped him reportedly from already catching the attention of the Premier League London duo.
Cousins’ latest impressive display came in Tuesday’s 1-1 Valley draw with Nottingham Forest, but his manager seems pretty laid back about the Arsenal and Chelsea rumours.
Powell said: “I know there has been a bit of paper talk so you have to deal with that, that’s part and parcel of football.
“We won’t be looking to let a player like him go easy, I would always want them to benefit from playing here and playing games.
“But we can never stop that speculation - that is the downside to putting in good players in our first team.
“We want him to develop and play here but if that is true about those clubs then they know there is a decent player there.
“Hopefully they are just having a look and it is just paper talk.”
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