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Andriy Shevchenko reveals son playing with Chelsea academy

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has revealed his son is playing with the club's academy.

Now Ukraine coach, Shevchenko has confirmed his son is developing hos football with Chelsea, where the 42 year-old spent three years. The Ballon d'Or winner left AC Milan for the Blues in 2006 and had three seasons in London where he won the League Cup.

And speaking with Vesti.ua, Shevchenko admits he's called London home for 13 years. Even upon returning to Milan and playing out his final days with Dynamo Kyiv, Shevchenko maintained a London base, explaining he thought it would be best for his children's education.

He explained: "I have been living in London for the past 13 years.

"My family is there, it's convenient there, plus I wanted my children to go to school there."

Shevchenko has four sons and admits one of them is now playing with Chelsea's academy.

He revealed: “My second son is training at Chelsea Academy.

"This is a very good school, which has brought through more than a dozen players of excellent level."

While Ukraine coach, Shevchenko admits if junior shows some real talent they could face a dilemma: whether to play for England or Ukraine. However, he admits the family would welcome such a decision.

He added, "Hmm ... I would like to face such a choice. I'd love to.

"That's when there will be such a choice, then we will talk."

- updated September 16

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