Chelsea are reportedly confident that they have beaten fellow Premier League clubs Manchester City and Arsenal in pursuit of Hamburg youngster Jann-Fiete Arp.

According to The Mirror, Chelsea are growing increasingly confident that they have managed to rise above the widespread interest in Hamburger SV striker Jann-Fiete Arp. The youngster has also seen Manchester City and Arsenal join the growing list of admirers.

Jann-Fiete Arp is a welcome talent in the German footballing scene, with the National Team missing a predator upfront after the retirement of Miroslav Klose. The 17-year-old has been prodigious for the German Under-17 setup, with 15 goals in 17 games.

The right-footed striker is contracted to Hamburger SV till 2019 and talks over an extension are already underway between the parties, according to the report. However, Arp’s stock has risen by a significant amount, especially after making his senior Bundesliga debut, bagging 2 goals in 5 appearances this season so far.

The 17-year-old had been courting interest from Bayern Munich and Chelsea, with the Blues thought to be in the lead. And now we have seen the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal join the chase as well. Hamburg president Heribert Bruchhagen though, has no plans of selling the striker and expects Arp to sign an extension at the club.

“He will stay with us. His advisor Jürgen Milewski has promised me and sporting director Jens Todt. He will develop with us,” he told Bild, according to…

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