Chelsea hope to beat Man Utd to Dutch wonderkid Tahith Chong
Chelsea are aiming to pip Premier League rivals Manchester United to Dutch youngster Tahith Chong, according to The Sun.
The Feyenoord winger is aged just 15, but is wanted by a host of top clubs.
He turns 16 in December, at which point he will be able to sign professional terms with another club with just a small compensation package due to Feyenoord.
Both the Blues and United are enticed by that possibility.
The report claims that Premier League champions Chelsea are hoping to lean on their reputation as one of Europe’s top recruiters of young talent to get the deal across the line.
If they succeed, that would be viewed as a major coup because United boss Louis van Gaal is hoping to use his extensive contacts within his native Netherlands to bring one of Dutch football’s brightest youngsters to Old Trafford.
Chong is said to be a powerful, pacy wideman.