Chelsea ‘in advanced talks’ to sign German sensation Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, in January
CHELSEA are said to be in advanced talks to sign teenage wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko in January.
The German is considered one of the stars of the next generation and enjoyed a breakthrough season at Borussia Dortmund.
With his contact at the end of the season, the biggest European clubs revolve around the star.
Athletic report that Chelsea could be in pole position to land the promising 18-year-old.
While a deal is “certainly not done”, other Premier League clubs believe talks for Moukoko to move to west London are advanced.
Chelsea may be planning a free summer move, but the club could also try to land him at Stamford Bridge by January.
They could face competition from rivals such as Liverpool and Manchester United linked with the teenager.
The Blues are on the hunt for signings to salvage their season after their form plummeted ahead of the World Cup break.
Moukoko became the youngest player to represent Germany last month when he came off the bench in his country’s surprise World Cup loss to Japan.
This is the last milestone for a player who is getting better and better in his career.
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Sebastien Haller’s testicular tumor saw the former West Ham striker miss the first half of the season for Dortmund.
Moukoko helped fill the void in his absence and registered six goals and three assists in 14 league appearances.
The German has earned a reputation for being a sniper in front of goal, having pace to burn and an ability to create and take risks.
If he doesn’t leave Dortmund in January, it raises the possibility of him playing against Chelsea in their Champions League knockout tie.