Report: Chelsea now interested in landing attacker, despite claims he's going to sign for Wolves

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Dario Osorio from Universidad de Chile.

According to 90min, there’s a host of Premier League sides that are keen on the 18-year-old attacker from the Chilean top-flight club.

It is understood that Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City, Liverpool, Brighton, Brentford and Leicester are admirers.

The report names Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter and Lyon as teams to check on the highly rated teenager, too.

This comes after ESPN journalist Maks Cardenas claimed, quoted via Sport Witness, that a €6million (£5million) deal had already been sorted for Osorio to join Wolves. There’s been no kind of official confirmation of that deal taking place yet, though.

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Chelsea interested in Dario Osorio

Osorio is clearly a talented young attacker that’s doing enough to grab the attention of some big teams in Europe, especially in England.

He’s a goalscoring winger that has been involved in the senior Chile squad, making two international appearances to date.

The Wolves speculation certainly means there is some uncertainty around his future, but for now it sounds like there is still a transfer race ongoing for his signature.

On paper, he does fit the mould of what Chelsea are looking to do as part of their transfer strategy.

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Chelsea decided to invest in several emerging stars in the summer, so you can see the direction the new ownership are heading in.

They do still need some permanent staff in place to control recruitment, with Todd Boehly only filling in as an interim sporting director.

The Evening Standard claims that RB Leipzig’s Christopher Vivell technological director is the latest recruitment chief in their sights.

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