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Chelsea youngster Martell Taylor-Crossdale is set to sign for German club Hoffenheim.
The Teenage Chelsea striker will head to Germany this week for a medical ahead of a permanent move to Bundesliga club Hoffenheim.
The 19-year-old was top scorer in the U18 Premier League in 2017 and has scored goals for England from U16 through to U20 level. He was also a member of the England U18 team that lifted the Toulon Tournament trophy in 2017.
According to Sky Sports News, Chelsea made an initial offer to keep Taylor-Crossdale, before it was agreed he could leave the club on a free transfer.
Taylor-Crossdale’s contract expires in June, and his 11-year association with Chelsea will come to an end at the end of the season.
The youngster has won six honours in his last three years in the academy while also winning the Toulon Tournament with England in 2017.
In other news, another Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham is also being targeted with a move away from Chelsea.
According to reports, Aston Villa will move to sign Abraham in a £25million deal this summer if they secure promotion back to the Premier League.
Abraham has impressed on loan at Championship side Aston Villa this season, scoring 26 goals, and he has been attracting interests from all over.
It isn’t known if Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants the striker at Stamford Bridge next season, but the 21-year-old has revealed that his aim is to play for Chelsea next season.
“That’s the aim going into next season,” Abraham told Sky Sports News. “As a young kid, I’ve always believed I will play for Chelsea. I always believe that.
“I think I have the ability to. I just have to, when I get the opportunity, grab it with two hands.”