Chelsea could reportedly lose their young striker Malik Mothersille following the club’s decision to bring in more talents in his position.

A couple of months ago, the Blues already lost Jude Soonsup-Bell, who decided to join London rivals Tottenham Hotspur academy setup.

Soonsup-Bell had about five months left in his contract with Chelsea at that point, but he decided to leave reportedly because of the lack of opportunities.

Similarly, The Athletic claims that this may also be the case with Mothersille.

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The 19-year-old’s Chelsea contract also expires in June 2023, and despite the reported talks over a new deal, both parties are not said to be close to an agreement.

Mothersille, who was the leading goalscorer for Chelsea U-18s last season, is currently behind Mason Burstow, who arrived from League One side Charlton last summer, in the U-21s striker pecking order.

Mothersille has racked up eight goals and three assists from 21 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea development squad, while Burstow has 11 goals and four assists from 29 games.

In addition to this, while Chelsea would like to keep him, the young striker is said to be concerned about his future at the club following the arrivals of more young strikers in the last months.

Bear in mind that the Blues recently signed 20-year-old David Datro Fofana from Molde as well as 17-year-old Jimmy-Jay Morgan from Southampton and Dujuan Richards from Phoenix All Stars.

Fofana is a first-team signing, but he still made two appearances for the U21s in March, while the latter two will soon provide even more competition for Mothersille.

From Mothersille’s perspective, being in the final months of his contract, it would be the perfect opportunity to leave Cobham in search of regular football.

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