Chelsea are planning to sign Reading wonderkid Oliver Pendlebury, according to the report.
The Sun claims that Antonio Conte’s side are keen on to strengthen their youth ranks and identified England U16’s captain Oliver Pendlebury as a perfect edition.
Reading could not stand in the way of a big offer and ready to sell the player if Chelsea makes a move for the talented Englishman.
Pendlebury for sure has been one of the brightest talents in England, but he could also help Chelsea to increase their quota of English players.
Premier League defending champions have one of the most successful youth teams in England as they consistently challenge for honours and Pendlebury could also be keen on to make a move to London in order to continue his development.
However, the path to the first-team has been blocked by the Blues owner Roman Abramovic’s expensive foreign signings as he tries to build a team that will challenge for Premier League title in every season.
And the trend has continued this summer, with Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Ake joining Watford and Bournemouth on a Permanent basis.