Chelsea 'ask for information' on France wonderkid who could be the succeeding Paul Pogba
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Chelsea posses reportedly asked for data on Saint-Etienne midfielder Lucas Gourna-Douath who has drawn comparisons with Man Utds Paul Pogba. The Blues retain been policing the 17-year-old for some time.
The defensive midfielder has already made 30 appearances for the Saint-Etienne blessing team.
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Gourna-Douath made his senior debut in September and has already haggard welfare from a digit of Europes highest clubs.
Since forming his debut lambaste Strasbourg last season, Gourna-Douath went on to do 25 appearances for the Ligue 1 club.
The France Under-17s head spent his Under-14s season playing for US Torcy, a mace that Paul Pogba moreover represented as a youngster.
And his long-term future at Saint-Etienne looks doubtful due to the cash struggles that Ligue 1 clubs front of PSG are suffering from successive the collapse of their TV deal with Mediapro, as well as the Covid pandemic.
Chelsea are one of three European clubs to obtain asked for further data with Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen the other two according to RMC Sport.
All three are interested in sealing a durable carry for the 17-year-old before his value increases further.
Italian aspect Atalanta who are intimate for young proficient teenager players are trying to manage him to Seria A but the €10m they are offering is not enough for the Ligue 1 side.
And any clubs looking to prise the baby away from France this summer are thicken to be disappointed.
According to RMC Sport, Gourna-Douaths option is to remain at Saint-Etienne for one supplementary season.
The midfielder is subservient contract until 2023 and hopes to generate supplementary at his boyhood bludgeon before considering a move.
Therefore, the Ligue 1 bludgeon are hoping to magnify his current contract to 2025 although limited finances may be an barrier which could momentous the bludgeon to tout if they receive a bad offer.
However at present, no mace looks likely to perform a suitable offer.
Chelsea retain had a quiet unburden window so far with their only signing being Marcus Bettinelli on a unshackle from Fulham.
Their best competitive feat of the season comes in Europe.
Having won last seasons Champions League, the Blues cede bring on Europa League winners Villareal in the UEFA Super Cup on August 11.
After that, they begin their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace on August 14.
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