Having already lost Hannibal Mejbri to Manchester United for a fee of €10m (€5m up front and €5m in bonuses), AS Monaco could be set to lose another of their youth starlets to a Premier League club.
That’s what L’Equipe are reporting on Thursday, claiming that Chelsea are looking at Malamine Efekele.
The 15-year-old forward has often played with the older age groups, arriving from INF Clairefontaine midway through last year.
The French newspaper also point out he spent his formative years at AS Bondy, where the father of a certain Kylian Mbappé, Wilfrid, was his manager.
It’s explained Chelsea are ‘thinking about recruiting’ the player this summer, and Brexit has ‘accelerating’ their train of thought.
We’ll have to wait and see about that, but it seems Chelsea may have a decision to make in the coming months, having already spent a chunk of money on Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.