Stamford Bridge boss looks to sign star of the future.
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly ready to make a big money offer for Everton teenager Jack Rodwell as the Chelsea boss looks to inject more youth into his aging squad. The Chelsea boss has earmarked the England Under 21 international as a player he could build his side around in the future and hopes that an offer of around £16m will tempt the Toffees into accepting their advances.
Last summer the Stamford Bridge side showed their intention to pick up talented English youngsters ahead of the forthcoming ‘homegrown’ ruling set to come into operation in the Premier League next season. Chelsea brought in Ross Turnbull and Daniel Sturridge as players for the future and they have now set their sights on the highly rated Goodison Park midfielder.
Rodwell had an assured season last term where he showed his growing maturity as he was given far more playing time. The 19 year old was handed 25 starts and impressed many and has been linked with moves to the likes of Man United and Man City but Ancelotti hopes he can beat those potential suitors to the teenagers signature this summer.