‘Full agreement’: Chelsea agree fee to sign attacking midfielder born in 2006 – Romano

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Chelsea have a full agreement in place to sign Tyler Dibling from Southampton.

The 16-year-old made the step up to the Saints’ U18s side last season, featuring in their Premier League.

He provided five goals and four assists in 22 appearances, proving his worth despite only turning 16 in March.

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The last campaign also saw him make two appearances for the Under 23s side in the Premier League 2, grabbing headlines after scoring a hat-trick against Newcastle back in April.

With him also being named on the first team bench for a league game last season, it is clear the Saints saw a big future for Dibling.

However, it appears he will be taking his talents to West London, as Romano claims Chelsea have agreed a fee to add the youngster to their ranks.

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Chelsea agree fee for Dibling

He tweeted: “Chelsea, still working on young talents for the Academy and now set to sign U17 England international Tyler Dibling from Southampton £1.5m fee. 

“Full agreement in place, deal set to be completed. Follows Zak Sturge who’s joining CFC from Brighton.”

18-year-old Sturge is set to join the club from the Seagulls after impressing in PL2 over the last season.

The wonderkid was also reportedly wanted by rivals Tottenham Hotspur, however the Blues held off interest to sign the England U18 international.

The pair will follow Omari Hutchinson as the next signing the Blues have made for the future, with the highly-promising star crossing the capital to join from Arsenal.

He is now set for a loan spell to Championship side Reading, with Blues fans hoping the time away will see him break in to the Royals’ first team, allowing him his first regular spell of first team football.

Dibling meanwhile is likely to join up with Chelsea’s U23 side, looking to prove his worth as part of the PL2 side.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.