18 year old Canales has risen to prominence this season with his performances in La Liga and just this weekend grabbed 2 goals as Racing Santander beat Sevilla 2-1 to bring his tally to 4 goals and 1 assist in his last 3 games.
Canales’ contract expires this summer but has a clause in it that would see it automatically extended by a year if he plays more than 450 minutes this season and he will reach that target in his next 3 games so it appears Chelsea are pressing to get a deal done before the end of the month.
Canales’ father and agent Angel would prefer for his son to continue his footballing education in Spain which will encourage Barcelona and Real Madrid but any side hoping to sign him could face problems as Deportivo La Coruna own 5o% of his registration spawning from a deal between the two club back in 2006.
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