Chelsea in talks to beat Arsenal to exciting striker from European giant

Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers - Capital One Cup Third RoundChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern haven’t had too much to celebrate this season but they’re raising their glasses in approval, amid reports the Blues will beat London rivals Arsenal to an exciting forward.

The Daily Mirror states Chelsea are in-talks with Barcelona youngster Abel Ruiz, with the Blues looking to sign the 16-year-old ahead of their London rivals.

Ruiz, a talented teenager, is rated as one of the most exciting prospects in Barcelona’s esteemed academy which has developed the likes of Chelsea duo Cesc Fabregas and Pedro Rodriguez in the past, along with a certain Lionel Messi.

Barcelona are looking to sign the young forward down to a professional contract, whilst Arsenal have also held talks, but the Blues have approached Ruiz’ family to discuss a potential switch to England- where he would become the latest wonder-kid in Chelsea’s youth ranks.

Our landlord feels Ruiz would be mad to turn down Barcelona or Arsenal for Chelsea though, as he’s stated the Blues are awful at bringing young talent through and he wouldn’t want to see this kid’s career start off negatively.

Chelsea fans, are you happy with how you bleed young players into the side? Let us know in the comments below!

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