Chelsea are looking to complete a sensational deal for Valencia’s Spain U16’s central defender, Carlos Badal.
Reports suggest that Jose Mourinho has sent scouts to watch the centre-back following impressive performances for his national side.
Chelsea have a reputation of signing multiple young players and farming them out on loan, which may deter the Valencia man from a move to Stamford Bridge. Conversely, Kurt Zouma’s recent development under Mourinho may convince Badal to move to London, along with the lucrative contract the Blues are willing to offer.
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