Luka Hyrylainen, who’s a 17-year-old prospect at German club Eintracht Frankfurt, is on the Blues transfer radar, writes the Chelsea Chronicle.
According to The Sun, Chelsea are hoping to pounce and sign the teenager once their transfer ban is lifted at the end of the takeover process.
It is understood several top sides from across Europe are looking at the giant Finish talent, but Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea want to land a youngster that’s got only one year remaining on his deal.
Hyrylainen’s yet to make his first-team debut at such a young age, but is doing enough to earn interest from European sides.
The 6ft 5in defensive midfielder is a colossus at 17. Therefore, it’ll be intriguing to see what the Finland under-19 international looks like in a few years as he fills out and develops.
Every Blues fan is waiting to see what transfers will look like under the new ownership, with Todd Boehly still reportedly set to complete a takeover.
There may need to be an injection of cash with a statement signing to convince some supporters, but keeping an eye on emerging young stars should always be on the agenda.
As Chelsea are linked with teenage defensive midfielders, what must loaned out Blues star Billy Gilmour be thinking?
Gilmour, 20, has had a frustrating loan spell this season away from Stamford Bridge at Norwich City, which has ended with relegation from the Premier League.
He’s an exciting midfielder so many are excited about, but he will reportedly be loaned out again next year.
The standard needed to break into Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea group should continue to rise.