Chelsea lead transfer hunt for West Brom wonderkid Jamaldeen Jimoh, 15, as they target young domestic talent
CHELSEA are leading the hunt for young West Brom star Jamaldeen Jimoh.
The Stamford Bridge club are on a major recruitment drive for young domestic talent.
Jimoh plays for the England Under-16s and is part of a Lions squad that already has four other Chelsea kids on their way to the top.
Now Chelsea want the 15-year-old midfielder dynamo – and are hoping to strike a deal to land him as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, from the Hawthorns to the Bernabeu, Chelsea are also eyeing Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militao.
The 24-year-old centre-back has three years left on his current contract with the Spanish giants.
But he is said to be one of the lowest paid players in the squad with an annual salary of £2.5million.
Both the player and the club are believed to want to renew the existing contract but Marca report that there have been no formal talks so far.
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Militao tops the centre-back stats with the most duels won in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season.
He has featured 34 times in all competitions and was one of the main reasons Carlo Ancelotti’s side top the La Liga table.
However, with contract negotiations at a standstill, he may consider other options this summer.
And while it’s clear Militao doesn’t want to leave – as he enjoys working under Ancelotti – the Brazilian has been eyed by several European giants.
Bayern Munich have previously been linked with a move for the South American.
But Chelsea are now seen as the favorites and are expected to meet their agent.
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