Chelsea target Marseille starlet Maxime Lopez

Blues monitor teenage strike ace.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is said to be keeping a close watch on Marseille’s teenage striking sensation Maxime Lopez, according to reports in Sports Direct News.

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The 16-year-old is being touted as one of Europe’s next big stars and has already attracted attention from the likes of fellow Premier League big boys Manchester City and Liverpool.

Reports close to the French side claim that they are worried about not being able to hang on to the teenager, as both Chelsea and Man City have the kind of money capable of tempting him over to England.

The Ligue 1 giants have always struggled to keep a hold of their young talent, though, with Samir Nasri being just one of many high profile cases, as they are frequently snapped up by larger sides around Europe for big sums of money.

They are said to be preparing a new contract offer in order to keep him tied down to the side, and they are hopeful that the promise of more regular first team football will encourage him to stay in order to help him develop into a true star.

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