Chelsea line up bid for 16-year-old wonderkid. Barcelona tried to sign him as a 13-year-old

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According to 90min, ​Chelsea are preparing a move for 16-year-old Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembélé once the club’s transfer ban is lifted.

Dembele, who is under contract with the Scottish side until 2021, has emerged as one of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe.

Spanish club Barcelona tried to sign him as a 13 year old but pulled the plug on the deal amid fears FIFA would hammer them for signing an under-age player.

Chelsea are reportedly ready to launch a bid for Dembele in January but the club is prepared to wait until next summer if the transfer ban isn’t lifted.

Dembele’s current contract – his first professional deal – expires in 2021, and according to 90min, Chelsea hope this could work to our advantage.

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