Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Kelechi Chibueze has been offered a fresh contract by Chelsea.
Should the talent accept the offer, the shot-stopper will be one of the new intake of academy scholars for the 2020-2021 term.
All players in their Under-17 year are required to start the campaign on a scholarship arrangement before they’re permitted to sign a first professional deal on or after their 17th birthday.
Capped by England at Under-15 and Under-16 levels, Chibueze had been the first choice keeper for Chelsea Under-16s but there is now a fresh competition from Golden Eaglets invitee Prince Adegoke.
Adegoke has already penned pre-scholarship forms with The Blues and will pen a two-year professional contract with the west London heavyweights after celebrating his seventeenth birthday.
The 2003-born Chibueze has made the Blues’ matchday squad for the U18 Premier League twice this year, against Norwich City and West Ham United but was an unused substitute on both occasions.
A testament to his talent and leadership qualities is that he previously captained England Under-16 national team.
Meanwhile, Juventus have reportedly earmarked Chelsea pair Willian and Pedro as potential acquisitions for the summer transfer window.
While each of the wide attackers have enjoyed successful periods at Stamford Bridge, their deals are due to expire at the end of the term.
According to Calciomercato, that has resulted in Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici travelling to London to hold talks with the Blues.