Report: Clubs hijack deals for two prospects that were 'due to sign' for Chelsea academy

Rival clubs are reportedly looking to exploit Chelsea’s tough position by approaching two players that were expected to join the academy at Stamford Bridge.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea were “due to sign” two unnamed young prospects to add to their glittering academy.

However, the report states “high-ranking Premier League clubs” have now swooped in and made approaches of their own.

Unfortunately, Chelsea are in a helpless position given that Roman Abramovich’s sanctions from the UK government has lead to regulations that mean the Blues can’t sign or sell any players.

Thomas Tuchel’s side is stacked with so much talent from the academy. For example, goalscorers Mason Mount and Trevoh Chalobah in last night’s 3-1 Premier League win against Norwich both came through the youth system at Cobham.

The repercussions of current sanctions could lead to Chelsea missing out on signing talented players.

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Chelsea have plenty of quality to call upon

For now, the Blues are blocked from new signings.

If Tuchel looks around at his resources, he’ll see a lot of talent out on loan that can be used next season.

With plenty of senior defenders out of contract this summer, Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill is someone that should come into consideration for a first-team spot. His loan in the Championship with Huddersfield Town has been really impressive.

Elsewhere, the likes of Conor Gallahger, Billy Gilmour and Armando Broja will all return to the Bridge from their respective loans as things stand.

Of course, the story involving a potential takeover continues to move at a rapid rate. Therefore, there is plenty of time for things to change.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.