Reports from Belgium are claiming that Chelsea are close to stealing a march on Manchester United for the signature of Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans.

The Belgian is one of the most sought after teenagers in Europe, and his performance against Manchester United on Thursday is said to have impressed many of his suitors. Chelsea is said to have scouted him in that game. The Blues want to seal a deal for the player after they grew frustrated in their pursuit of Atlanta’s Franck Kessie.

Kessie is reportedly on the verge of joining Roma, which is a huge blow for Chelsea who planned to use the midfielder as a replacement for Nemanja Matic next summer.

The Blues have now turned their eyes to Youri Tielemans. They are not the only club interested in the Belgian and it is claimed that Inter Milan also had a scout at their match with Manchester United.

The 19 year old is already the captain of his team, and they hope he will reject the advances and continue his development in Belgium.


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