Chelsea are one of a handful of clubs monitoring former Barcelona teenager Xavier Mbuyamba with view to a potential summer move.
The 18-year-old terminated his contract with the Catalan club earlier this year and will be available on a free transfer. However, Chelsea are not the only interested club, with a string of English and German sides vying for the Dutch youth international’s services.
Mbuyamba played a handful of times in the UEFA Youth League with Barcelona’s U-19 squad and was expected to make the step up to the B team this coming campaign. The 6ft 5in centre-back remains a free agent.