Chelsea are closing in on an agreement to sign Norwich City’s highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder Alex Matos on a free transfer.
According to Football Insider, Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle to sign Alex Matos from Norwich City.
The highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder is set to depart the Canaries and sign with the Blues on a free transfer, but the London side will pay a compensation fee.
Chelsea have continued their quest to sign some of the highly-rated youngsters.
Todd Boehly wants to widen the club’s net for some of the best talents in the UK and is closing in on one Alex Matos.
Matos is a highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder with Norwich City.
The Canaries are impressed by his talents but have not been able to agree on a new deal with the youngster.
The midfielder has refused to sign a new contract with the club, indicating he will move and play elsewhere.
Norwich signed him first on a scholarship contract in 2021, and a year later, he secured his first professional deal.
For now, Chelsea seems like the only potential suitor closing in on agreeing on a deal with the 18-year-old midfielder.
While Chelsea will sign him on a free transfer, Norwich will be due a sizeable compensation fee.
The Canaries also want to include a sell-on clause in the contract if Chelsea decides to cash in on the 18-year-old midfielder in the coming years.
The likes of Matos will form part of their growing youth setup to feature for the first team in the coming years.