The Anderlecht prodigy is one of Europe’s hottest properties with a host of clubs interested in signing him.
But Chelsea are weighing up a bid as soon as the transfer window opens after sending a scout to watch him against Manchester United this week. Tielemans, 19, who already captains Anderlecht despite his young age, impressed as his side earned a 1-1 draw in the Europa League clash.
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Chelsea sent scouts to watch Youri Tielemans in action against Manchester United
Inter Milan were also there to watch him, while Juventus, Monaco and Paris St-Germain all remain interested in the midfielder, who is under contract until 2020.
But Chelsea are willing to make the first bid for Tielemans after becoming frustrated in their pursuit of Atalanta’s Franck Kessie, who now looks set to join Roma.
Chelsea have also eyed £25m Sporting Gijon defender Jorge Mere, 19.