Chelsea and Barcelona are set to go head-to-head to sign Spanish wonderkid Oscar Rodriguez, according to the reports.
Real Madrid starlet has not been afforded much game time at the Los Blancos and is tipped to leave them after his contract expires.
The 19-year-old midfielder is not lacking in suitors with the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona are ready to fight for his signature.
Spanish outlet Don Balon reported that the defending Premier League champions are keen to sign the teenager and are considering a bid in the region £7million.
The Catalan giants, however, are not willing to offer as much but ready to offer promising starlet a first-team role at Nou Camp.
The report from Spain claims that Rodriguez has been dubbed the new Frank Lampard, meaning the Catalans would do well to prise him away from Chelsea.
However, the promise of first-team football with Barcelona could prove too good to turn down their offer, especially given Chelsea’s recent track record with youngsters.
Spaniard has made just one senior appearance for the Los Blancos this campaign in the 2-2 draw with Fuenlabrada in the Copa del Rey clash back in November.
However, he has been showcasing his skills in Real Betis reserves, founding the net for three times and providing two assists in four youth matches.
Losing Rodriguez will be a huge blow for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane who is said to be a huge admirer of the Spain U19 international.
Spanish newspaper Marca reported last year that he was the “pearl” of the Los Blancos academy and had a huge future ahead of him at Santiago Bernabeu.
However, it was claimed even last summer that Chelse and Barcelona were circling for the teenager.