Chelsea FC finalise deal to sign 16-year-old France starlet – report

Chelsea FC are set to conclude a deal to sign Nantes Under-17 star Ekwah Elimby, according to a report

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Chelsea FC have concluded a deal to sign teenager Ekwah Elimby from Ligue 1 outfit Nantes, according to a report in France.

French website Ouest France, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that the west London side are set to sign the 16-year-old in their first deal of the summer transfer window.

The same article states that the Blues will pay around £1.8m (€2m) to sign the Nantes Under-17 star to bolster their dominant and impressive youth academy.

According to the same story, Chelsea FC have signed an impressive talent who has progressed through France’s famous Clairefontaine academy to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry and William Gallas.

The Blues finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League for the second time in three campaigns.

Chelsea FC did finish the season on a positive note after the Blues were 1-0 winners against bitter rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley last month.

Antonio Conte is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea FC’s disappointing season and the Italian head coach’s countless outbursts in the media.

The west London outfit have won the Premier League title in two of the past four seasons.

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