Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City battle to sign player hailed as the next Harry Kane

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According to Daily Mail via Goal, the Blues are in a battle with Manchester United and Manchester City for Stoke City wonderkid Emre Tezgel.

The 16 year old has been dubbed the next Harry Kane and has made a bright start to life in Stoke’s U18 set-up.

Ezgel only turned 16 last month but was a regular for Stoke’s under-18s last season and trained with their under-23s during the summer.

Ezgel has already scored seven goals in just four games at under-18s level this season including a hat-trick against Liverpool.

The youngster currently part of England’s U17 squad.

Here’s what Stoke’s academy director Gareth Owen said about the young striker: “He’s a Harry Kane-type centre-forward. That gets bandied about but his movement is good, he can hold the ball up and he is decent in the air.

“His main attribute, though, is his finishing and that’s what good centre-forwards have.

“He plays like a seasoned pro, pulling off at an angle, giving little nudges to the centre-back and making space. It’s great to have that bank of knowledge already at his age.”

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