Chelsea are believed to be on the verge of teenage Jamaican forward Leon Bailey, according to the Daily Star.
The 17-year-old is currently on the books of Slovakian side Trencin, but has apparently impressed Chelsea scouts, who had been alerted to his impressive form during his forays into the first team.
Bailey – a striker by trade – has also recently been handed a call up to the Jamaican under-23 national team, highlighting what a talent he is proving to be.
However, should Jose Mourinho get his hands on the youngster, the Star believes that he will be immediately sent out on loan to Belgian club Genk. Though that is standard practice when The Blues bring in a highly-rated young player, joining Genk will still be a step up from the level Bailey is currently playing at now.
Bailey would be the club’s fourth signing this summer behind Radamel Falcao, Asmir Begovic and Danilo Pantic.
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