Report: Four clubs in battle to sign 21-year-old Chelsea player, he could stay in the Premier League

A host of clubs are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu this summer, including Premier League rivals Wolves.

According to Italian publication La Nazione, there’s four different teams currently in the mix to sign the 21-year-old Blues player.

It is understood that Serie A clubs Empoli, Spezia and Cremonese are potential suitors. In fact, Italians Empoli are the side that are actually in talks over a deal to sign him on loan.

The report adds that Wolverhampton Wanderers are also admirers.

Apparently, Ampadu would like to find some clarity over his future, so ideally would like to join a side that want to buy him.

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Wolves interested in Ampadu

Latest rumours suggest that the Chelsea talent could end up staying in the Premier League even if he leaves in this window.

Ampadu’s been a part of Thomas Tuchel’s squad during pre-season, but a previous report claims his club are willing to offload him this summer.

He’s an extremely versatile player that’s equally as effective as a centre-back or a defensive midfielder.

There’s been links this summer of Ampadu potentially returning to Italy, which is where he spent last season during a year-long loan with Venezia. However, brand new rumours linking him to Wolves could be very exciting for his development.

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For certain, the Wales international would be a great option for Wolves to slot into either their defence or midfield.

His brief taste of the Premier League so far came during a loan at Sheffield United, but he’s a developing young player with his best years ahead.

There might not be room for him into the Chelsea line-up under Tuchel as competition for places stiffens. It would be really interesting to see how Ampadu would fare now back in England’s top flight, though.

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