Chelsea leading the race for the next Kevin De Bruyne but FIFA may stop the deal

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According to Daily Mirror via Daily Express, the Blues are leading the race for 15 year old Brondby ace Mads Bayer dubbed the next Kevin De Bruyne.

Bayer is still under a schoolboy contract at Brondby, which lasts until 2023 but the Danish club seem to have little chance of keeping him for too much longer, as he’s already attracted attention from Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Chelsea.

The Blues are keen on signing the teenager for the academy but face difficulties in doing so, as FIFA guidelines would currently prohibit the deal.

Due to Britain leaving the EU, teams in the Premier League are currently unable to buy any players under the age of 18 from abroad.

Chelsea are said to be looking at possible exemptions to the rule, which could involve Bayer moving to a different feeder club before coming to England when he’s a bit older.

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