Earlier on Tuesday, we covered a story about Chelsea’s latest acquisition: a young goalkeeper going by the name of Sami Tlemcani.

The 16-year-old, whose transfer has already been confirmed by his now former club, Paris FC, is expected to move to Stamford Bridge after the two sides came to an agreement on a price late on Monday.

Le Parisien have a big breakdown of what happened behind the scenes, revealing that as of Sunday night, Tlemcani was ‘far from an exit’.

Paris FC did ‘everything to keep him’, offering him a first professional deal ‘with a third goalkeeper spot in the squad’, but ‘his family and his agents were determined to go to England’.

At that point, no agreement had been found between Chelsea and the Ligue 2 club, as the first bid of €500k, arriving early last week, had been turned down.

The Blues then upped it to €750k, but that was also batted away, and it took an offer of ‘over €1m with a percentage of a future sale’ to convince Paris FC to let their starlet go.

Money talked, and Chelsea have a young player to develop, as they continue to look to the future under Frank Lampard.