Chelsea have all but signed hotly-tipped West Brom youngster Izzy Brown.
The 16-year-old is already training with the Blues while the two clubs negotiate over a compensation package for the Baggies.
Brown, who made his debut for Steve Clarke’s side against Wigan at the end of last season, will slot in behind David Luiz as the player with the second biggest hairdo in Chelsea’s squad.
The player joined Albion as a 14-year-old, but his time at the Hawthorns always looked likely to be a mere transition. The club has previously allowed him to go on trial with Arsenal, and a move to one of the Premier League big boys was always looming.
The skillful midfielder was the Baggies’ academy player of the year last season.
Via Chris Lepkowski