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Premier League side Newcastle are reportedly set to complete the signing of one of Chelsea’s talented youngsters in the next 48 hours.
According to Football Insider via Daily Star, Newcastle is set to complete the signing of Kyle Scott with the midfielder preparing to undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.
The 21-year-old is available on a free transfer after his contract with Chelsea expired at the end of last month. He was highly rated at Stamford Bridge but he opted against signing a new Chelsea contract after making just one first team appearance, in the FA Cup against Hull in 2018.
Scott spent this past season on loan at Telstar in the second tier of Dutch football, registering two goals in 14 appearances.
The 21-year-old started his career in the Southampton academy and then joined the Chelsea academy when he was nine.
The report claims Scott will sign a three-year deal at St James’ Park should he pass the medical. He has already agreed Newcastle’s contract offer and would become the club’s first signing of the summer.
Former Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez reportedly lined up a deal for the attacking midfielder and the club are still willing to push through the deal despite the Spaniard’s exit at the end of last month.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was s big fan of the midfielder and predicted Chelsea’s future is bright with the midfielder.
Conte said: “For me, it’s not difficult to predict a brilliant future for this player [Ethan Ampadu].
“It’s the same for Odoi. There’s Sterling, Chalobah’s brother and Scott and they’re coming with us for the game tomorrow.
“I think Chelsea’s future is very brilliant for these young players.”
Chelsea might have lost Scott for free, but the Blues aren’t willing to lose highly rated youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Hudson-Odoi is currently in Cobham recovering from an Achilles injury and is expected to miss Chelsea’s tour of Japan this week.
Chelsea boss Lampard revealed last week that he will sit down with Hudson-Odoi and attempt to convince him that he can be a long-term star at Chelsea.
Chelsea would resist selling the youngster given the transfer ban on the club and Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid this summer but if Hudson-Odoi keeps stalling on signing a new contract, Bayern Munich could sign him for a minimal compensation payment on a pre-contract in January.
Will Scott be another talented player that left Chelsea only to become world-class?