Chelsea to sign Napoli youngster

While rumours have been circulating regarding Chelsea’s interest in Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, it is another Partenopei forward who is set to sign for the Blues.

According to a report in Italian daily il Mattino, Chelsea had taken 13-year-old striker Ciro Palmieri on trial at their Cobham Training Centre. He spent two days under the watch of the Blues management, and reports suggest he has been given the green light to make the move permanent in the next two months.

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The youngster is described by Napoli fans site, Iamnaples.it, as a technical and quick player, who has previously been courted by Watford and Arsenal. This season he won the Gazzetta Cup with Napoli, and the title, while also being voted player of the season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s other Napoli striking target, Cavani, has reportedly become a target for Real Madrid, with the Spanish club ready to pay his release clause fee of £53.6m.

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