Chelsea join race for Spanish midfielder. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona also interested

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According to Standard Sport, Chelsea have joined the race for Spanish Under-19 international Nico Melamed.

The Espanyol midfielder is highly-rated and already attracting attention from several European giants ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly interested in the 19 year old midfielder who made his debut for Espanyol last season.

Melamed made a total of seven appearances for Espanyol’s first team last season – six in La Liga and another in Europa League qualifying. He also scored seven goals in 27 outings for Espanyol’s B side.

According to Sport, Melamed signed a new four-year deal in April last year but has an €8m release clause.

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