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Report: Chelsea planning Luke Harris move; ready to pay £30m in January
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Report: Chelsea planning Luke Harris move; ready to pay £30m in January

Chelsea are planning to make a move for Fulham starlet Luke Harris during the January transfer window, and have already held talks about paying £30 million for the 17-year-old, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (25/9; page 79).

The Blues have put plenty of effort into signing some of the best young players around since Todd Boehly arrived. They brought in Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal and Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan.

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Perhaps the most notable arrival on that front came when they signed Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa. That deal seemed to take many by surprise amid speculation over the midfielder’s future.

But it seems that they may be about to pay even more for Harris in January.

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According to the Sunday Mirror (25/9; page 79), Chelsea have already held advanced talks about a move for the teenager in the winter window.

And they are ready to pay £30 million to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea planning Luke Harris move

Harris has only made one appearance for the first-team at Craven Cottage, getting 45 minutes in their Carabao Cup loss to Crawley Town.

But he has made a major impression in their younger ranks. He has four goals in three Premier League 2 games so far this season. And three of those actually came against Chelsea.

In total, he has 17 goals in 21 games for the under-21s from attacking midfield. And he now finds himself in the Wales senior squad for the current international break.

He signed a professional contract with Fulham earlier this month, and was lauded for his ‘outstanding‘ capabilities.

Fulham, unfortunately, are no stranger to seeing their best young talents attract attention. And it seems that Chelsea are now determined to get Harris through the door.

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