The Blues have had a real interest in the young talent being produced in Belgium recently, where the countries youth system means there has been a real upsurge in world class footballers coming through the ranks over the last few years, namely Eden Hazard being the biggest success story thus far.
Chelsea are now scouting another top quality youngster in the shape of Youri Tielemans from the impressive Anderlecht youth ranks. The 17-year-old is highly rated and has a host of clubs interested with scouts watching him including Atletico Madrid and Arsenal.
Tielemans is a technically gifted midfielder who has matured for his age and playing regularly for the talented Belgium Under-21s side. He made his Champions League debut at the age of 16, becoming the youngster ever Belgian player to play in the competition.
It is expected that the player will be available for under £10 million and could well be tempted to join countryman Hazard at Stamford Bridge, in what would likely be a deal that will see him get loaned out straight away, potentially back to Anderlecht.
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