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Chelsea lead Man Utd and City in the transfer race for Ajax teen starlet Amourricho van Axel Dongen

CHELSEA are closing in on the signing of Ajax starlet Amourricho van Axel Dongen, according to reports.

The Blues have had a busy summer, strengthening their first-team with a number of new signings.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner were joined this week by the likes of Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.

And according to The Telegraph, the Blues also want to bolster their already impressive academy.

Teenage sensation Van Axel Dongen has been watched by the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

But the report claims that Chelsea are ahead in the race for his signature.

The Dutchman, 15, has represented his country three times at Under-16 level – scoring once.

And he has already debuted for Ajax’s Under-18 side – three years above his age group.

Van Axel Dongen has been more of a regular in the Under-17 side, however, scoring seven goals in nine games from left wing.

The wide player has also captained the development side.

It wouldn’t be Chelsea’s first Dutch raid of the summer.

The Blues announced the signing of Xavier Mbuyamba earlier this month from Barcelona on a three-year deal.

Mbuyamba, 18, previously played for hometown club MSV Maastricht – making 11 first-team appearances in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

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