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Chelsea are interested in signing another youth prodigy, this time from Germany. Josha Vagnoman of Hamburg SV has been linked with a number of big clubs including the Blues. The highly rated 17-year-old defender is valued at £2.66 million and has garnered interest from Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City; Arsenal reportedly even sent in their scouts to track the progress of the youngster.

Vagnoman has been excellent with his development so far and has already represented his country in the national level for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India last year. He was a key member of the German national team and played every match until they were knocked off in the quarter-final by Brazil. The defender is versatile enough to play as both right and left back depending on his team’s requirements.

The young defender trained with the first team squad last week and it was reported Hamburg wanted him in the squad for their clash against Borussia Dortmund. The German outfit, however, has so far failed to tie him down to a professional contract so far and he cannot play until he signs the Proforms, thus making him ineligible for the first-team action.

As for Chelsea, they are known to be a club who invests heavily in their youth ranks. Michael Emanelo, upon his resignation, said that he was proud of Chelsea’s loan system and went on to add that Andreas Christensen was proof that the system worked wonders. While Christensen’s development testifies Emanelo’s comment, his…



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