Chelsea are considering signing under-17 World Cup sensation Claudio Echeverri, with plans to loan him to BlueCo-owned RC Strasbourg.
The potential move confirmed by Foot Mercato comes as a surprise, given that Manchester City are reportedly the frontrunners to sign the young Argentinian talent.
Manchester City has been active in recruiting prospects from River Plate, recently signing 23-yewr-old Julián Álvarez.
Other clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, and PSG, are also reportedly interested in Echeverri.
Recall a release clause of €25 has been pegged as the player’s release clause, which has been widely consider too much for an upcoming talent.
However, despite the disagreement in some quarters, Chelsea and other top European clubs are focused on his talent and what he can offer.