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Chelsea in surprise £30 million move for 17-year-old Fulham star Luke Harris

Nick Emms

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Chelsea in surprise £30 million move for 17-year-old Fulham star Luke Harris

Chelsea are in talks over a surprising move for Fulham youngster Luke Harris in a potential £30 million transfer, according to reports in England.

The 17-year-old is one of the most promising young players and recently impressed Chelsea after netting a hattrick in a PL2 game against the Blues.

Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have worked with head of academy Neil Bath so far this summer to add to the Blues' academy.

The likes of Eddie Beach, Omari Hutchinson, Cesare Casadei, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina were all brought in.


Chukwuemeka was the most notable arrival, coming in from Aston Villa for a fee of £20 million.

The Blues are showing no sign of slowing down with their recruitment despite the transfer window being closed.

Boehly, acting as the interim sporting director, has targeted a move for another youngster.

This time Chelsea are looking to sign Fulham striker Harris, according to reports.

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As stated by The Mirror, Chelsea are ready to pay up to £30 million for Harris.

The forward is yet to make a first team appearance for Fulham but has been called up to Wales' squad for the UEFA Nations League this week.

Harris is regarded as the youngster with the most potential in Fulham's academy, and after netting three against Chelsea, the Blues have been looking at him.

The report continues to reveal that Chelsea have already been involved in advanced discussions with Fulham.

Luke Harris in action for Wales youth team. (Alamy)
Luke Harris in action for Wales youth team. (Alamy)

A deal would involve an initial £25 million fee, with further payments making the total fee £30 million.

He has a contract until 2025, signing his first professional contract in September.

However, his time at Craven Cottage could be short lived as Chelsea step up their interest.

It remains to be seen as to whether the Blues will up their pursuit of the forward.

Any move would likely see him arrive in January as Graham Potter could make the youngster one of his first signings at Stamford Bridge after replacing Thomas Tuchel.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Fulham, Premier League, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, Transfers

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