Chelsea willing to battle Real Madrid to sign €45m player this summer

Chelsea have once again been linked with a new talent coming through the ranks and according to reports, are willing to battle giants Real Madrid to try and sign him.

The Blues have been looking to snap up a host of top young talents as part of their recruitment strategy and squad planning for the future, and they are now being strongly linked with another 16-year-old this week, after already securing the impressive talents of Kendry Paez.

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Franco Mastantuono is being chased by Real Madrid, but Chelsea are apparently set to get involved now as well.

According to reports in Argentina, referenced by MD, Chelsea are willing to battle for his signature. Mastantuono has a release clause of €45m that rises to €50m in the final 10 days of the transfer window.

Real Madrid opened talks with him last week according to multiple reports, and earlier on Monday, it emerged that Mastantuono will prioritise a move to Real Madrid. Head Scout Juni Calafat has held talks with the River Plate starlet, while General Manager Jose Angel Sanchez has been in touch with the club.

So basically it looks like Chelsea may as well bow out now on this one as it looks like the player is dead set on joining Real Madrid, and you can understand why – it is many player’s ‘dream club’ in this day and age, and Chelsea are nowhere near that level at the moment.

They were there not so long ago though, and with the new owners they are aspiring to be back there again very soon. But it will take time, so maybe Chelsea should be prioritising the here and now and making sure they have a squad together who can get them back to being successful again as soon as possible, rather than trying to snap up all the talented teenagers from around the globe!

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