Chelsea close to sealing 17-year-old Bundesliga striker – report

Chelsea are close to signing 17-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp, who is wanted by Arsenal and Man City, according to reports

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Chelsea are on the brink of completing a deal to sign Hamburg’s teenage striker Jann-Fiete Arp, according to reports.

TeamTalk is reporting that the defending Premier League champions are poised to sign the 17-year-old Germany starlet.

The same article reveals that Arp had the chance to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window but the attacker opted to remain at Hamburg.

His stock has risen following a return of two goals from three starts in the Bundesliga to inevitably attract interest from a cluster of top European clubs.

Chelsea have moved to complete a deal for the teenager following Manchester City’s interest in the Germany Under-19 international.

FA Cup holders Arsenal have also been linked with Arp as interest in the Hamburg forward peaks ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

According to TeamTalk, the Premier League title holders are poised to sign the 17-year-old starlet ahead of their title rivals.

Chelsea have won two titles in the past three seasons after finishing seven points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League title race last term.

The west London side signed six players in the summer transfer window to bolster their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

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