Prem duo rival Manchester United for transfer of in-form Chelsea star

Premier League pair Crystal Palace and Burnley are reportedly the latest clubs showing an interest in the potential transfer of Chelsea youngster Reece James.

The right-back enjoyed a superb campaign on loan at Wigan in this season’s Championship, looking a stand-out performer for the club and now attracting plenty of links with other teams.

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Chelsea don’t have the best track record of using their youth, so it is perhaps little surprise that the likes of Palace and Burnley are interested in a possible loan for the 19-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.

Another recent report from the Mail also linked James as a target for Manchester United, in what would be a rather more surprising move.

From Chelsea’s point of view, allowing a promising youngster to leave and strengthen a rival does not seem wise, while United fans will probably feel their club could probably aim a little higher and bring in a more experienced name to fill an important position.

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