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Agent hands Chelsea transfer boost in Youssoufa Moukoko chase

Premier League club Chelsea have turned their attention to Borussia Dortmund teen striker Youssoufa Moukoko after missing out on Endrick to Real Madrid.

The Blues and several other clubs are targeting the 18-year-old, who is entering the final year of his contract. They want to sign him in January on a pre-contract when he can speak to clubs.

His agent, Patrick Williams, has given suitors a boost in their pursuit of the German international. He said Moukoko is not close to signing a contract extension with Dortmund.

He also denied rumours that the youngster wants a massive pay rise of up to £115,000 per week.

Williams told Sky Sport Germany: “I can confirm that we are not about to conclude a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund.

“I can also assure you that the numbers that are circulating are simply not correct, and Youssoufa was never offered that much. But we are still in contact with Dortmund and will see what the next few days bring.

“A player like Youssoufa is interesting for every top club in the world. Especially when he is free and has a future in the German national team.”

Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in Moukoko, who has exploded this season.

The diminutive striker was incredibly prolific at all levels of youth football. He scored 141 goals and recorded 27 assists across 90 appearances at youth level.

Lucien Favre promoted Moukoko to the senior team, and he played back-up to Erling Braut Haaland.

However, this season, following the absence of Sebastien Haller and Anthony Modeste’s struggles, Moukoko has become his team’s talisman.

Moukoko has netted six goals and recorded three assists. His performances earned him a place on Hansi Flick’s Germany squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

The youngster has many top clubs swooning over him, but he has to decide what is best for his development.

Chelsea are pushing the hardest to sign him right now, with the London club offering a five-year deal.

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