TEAMtalk understands that Chelsea are looking to lure highly-rated Middlesbrough youngster Fin Cartwright to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 16-year-old midfielder is the latest graduate of Boro’s famed academy and became the club’s second youngest player of all time when coming off the bench in their League Cup win over Huddersfield earlier this season.
Chelsea’s current project is focused on landing the world’s best young talent. That is not just about landing players from Europe and South America, though, but also domestically.
Chelsea have already moved to for Sunderland’s 14-year-old goalkeeper Toby Bell. They also lured 17-year-old left-back Ishe Samuels-Smith away from Everton earlier in the window.
Now, they are hoping to follow that up with a possible move for Cartwright – who they have highlighted as a player of huge potential.
Mauricio Pochettino has brought in several high profile stars this summer but also has one eye on the future. Cartwright could become a superstar, so the manager will hope they can agree a deal with Middlesbrough in the next few days.