CHELSEA are reportedly in advanced talks to sign teenage wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko in January.
The German is being tipped as one of the stars of the next generation and has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Borussia Dortmund.
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With his contact up at the end of the season, Europe’s biggest clubs are circling around the star.
The 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 that talks for Moukoko to move to West London are advanced.
It is possible Chelsea are preparing a free move for the summer but the club could also try and get him to Stamford Bridge by January.
They could face competition from rivals with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United linked to the teen.
The Blues are looking for recruitments to rescue their season after their form collapsed before the World Cup break.
Moukoko became the youngest player to represent Germany last month when he came off the bench during his country’s shock World Cup loss to Japan.
It is the latest milestone for a player who is going from strength to strength in his career.
Sebastien Haller’s testicular tumour saw the former West Ham forward miss the first-half of the season for Dortmund.
Moukoko has helped fill the gap in his absence and has notched up six goals and three assists from 14 league appearances.
The German has gained a reputation for being a sharp-shooter in front of goal, having pace to burn and his ability to both create and take chances.
If he does not leave Dortmund in January, it raises the possibility of him playing Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 knockout game.