Chelsea are reportedly close to signing Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kays Ruiz-Atil.
The 17-year-old is very highly rated at his club after excelling at youth level, but he is yet to make an appearance for the first team.
Chelsea’s ‘technical mentor’ Claude Makelele has travelled to Paris to work on a deal to sign the teenager, it is believed.
According to French outlet RMC Sport , the Blues will have to negotiate a fee with PSG for Ruiz-Atil’s signature, with officials at the French club unhappy with the lack of dialogue between the two clubs thus far.
Ruiz-Atil joined PSG from Barcelona in 2015 but the midfielder is now looking to leave the club before the summer.
His current deal with expires in 2021 and talks had opened over a new deal but it is now believed that he wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions.
Ruiz-Atil’s potential switch to Stamford Bridge is being discussed internally at the club with bosses said to be unhappy at Makelele’s interventions.
Former Chelsea star Makelele was present at PSG’s 3-3 draw with Monaco at the weekend with a deal rumoured to be imminent.
Chelsea are leading the race to sign PSG teenager Kays Ruiz-Atil
The report claims that Chelsea have not yet made an approach for there youngster, however.
Meanwhile, the Blues are said to have renewed their interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
The England international is being linked with several of Europe’s top clubs but he will not come cheap.
The teenager has massively impressed in his two seasons in the Bundesliga and is likely to cost around £100m.
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