Teenage striker turned down move to Stamford Bridge in the summer but would seem to be more receptive now

Chelsea look set to complete a deal to sign Hamburg kid Jann-Fiete Arp after missing out on him in the summer.

Real Madrid and Juventus have also shown an interest in the past for the 17-year-old who has scored twice in the Bundesliga this season.

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Hamburg’s Jann-Fiete Arp celebrates his goal against Stuttgart

Manchester City have also been on the prowl but it seems Antonio Conte will be taking the German striker on.

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Arp wasn’t so keen a move to Stamford Bridge three months ago when he said:

“It would have made no sense as a 17-year-old to go to Chelsea.

“You’ve barely achieved anything yet and have as good as no experience in professional football. The risk is just too great.

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The 17-year-old turned Chelsea down in the summer

But it looks as though he will sign on now


But it looks as though he will sign on now

“It would have been nonsense to go abroad now and leave everything else behind.”

Given Chelsea’s track record on deals like this it seems logical to assume that Arp will be loaned back to a club in his own country.

Arp didn’t score in Hamburg’s 3-0…

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