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Chelsea To Steal March On Man Utd With Formal Bid For £25m Midfielder
Managers are now making plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea and Man Utd are linked with Youri Tielemans…
Chelsea are ready to steal a march on Manchester United by launching a formal bid to sign Anderlecht’s £25m-rated midfielder Youri Tielemans this summer, according to the Express.
Tielemans has developed in to one of the hottest properties in Belgian football since breaking in to the Anderlecht first team set-up in 2013 having progressed through their youth ranks.
The 19-year-old is now a vital part of Rene Weiler’s starting eleven and has made 176 appearances for Anderlecht to help them lift the Belgian Pro League title and two Super Cups.
The teenager – who already captains Anderlecht despite his young age – impressed during their 1-1 draw with United in the Europa League last week while he’s also represented Belgian at international level.
The midfielder has attracted interest from a whole host of European clubs with the Express naming Chelsea, Man Utd, Inter Milan, Juventus, Monaco and Paris St-Germain as potential suitors.
However, the newspaper says that Chelsea are now ready to steal a march on the likes of United by launching a formal bid to sign Tielemans as soon as the season ends.
Antonio Conte is needing to further strengthen his squad ahead of Chelsea’s return to the Champions League and Tielemans would be a long-term partner for N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park.
The Express say that Chelsea stepped-up their interest in the player by sending scouts to watch him in action against United last week and will now make their interest in the £25m-rated midfielder official this summer.
We’ll have to wait and see what kind of offer Chelsea come up with but Anderlecht are under no immediate pressure to sell as Tielemans is still under contract until 2020.
However, the youngster has a huge future ahead of him so he’d be an excellent addition to the Blues squad if they can beat the likes of United to his signature this summer.