CHELSEA are reportedly chasing Monaco starlet Malamine Efekele – who has been dubbed the “next Kylian Mbappe.”
That’s despite him being yet to make his senior debut for the French giants.
GettyChelsea are after Monaco striker Malamine Efekele, who is yet to make his senior debut[/caption]
AlamyThe 19-year-old has been compared to Kylian Mbappe[/caption]
Efekele, 19, is regarded as one of Ligue 1’s top prospects after starring for Monaco’s youth sides.
Capable of playing on either wing or through the middle, he has put in top performances in both the Championnat U19 and the Premier League International Cup.
The forward is out of contract in 2025 and is being chased by “top level clubs” in Germany, Spain and France.
But Chelsea have made it their business to sign football’s brightest kids.
Todd Boehly has already bankrolled £1BILLION-worth of signings, with most of those arrivals being 23 years old or under.
The Blues have particularly struggled in attack under Mauricio Pochettino.
Eight of their 21 goals scored so far in the top flight have come in the last two matches, with Chelsea netting just 13 times in the previous 10 games.
Efekele would likely jump at the chance to move to Stamford Bridge.
And fans are also sure to take a keen interest in a player regarded by many in France as the “new Mbappe.”
Just like the 2018 World Cup winner, Efekele came through the AS Bondy academy before joining Monaco.
And he has even been personally trained by Mbappe’s father Wilfrid at the French training base at Clairefontaine.
Efekele, who has one cap for France’s U20s, is now training with Monaco’s senior squad.
And a first appearance is sure to be just around the corner as his side sit just three points off Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germian after 12 games.