Chelsea are close to sealing a deal for young Celtic striker Islam Feruz, according to the Scotsman.
Feruz is just 15 years of age, but Celtic officials cannot match the £2500 per week that Chelsea are reportedly offering.
The Glasgow club are now expected to have to settle for compensation of around £300,000, which is far less than perhaps they would receive should Feruz develop as expected and become a first team player.
Neither Celtic nor Chelsea agreed to comment on the matter – with a Stamford Bridge official stating:
“Until an official press release is made by Chelsea FC, we cannot make any comments regarding signing speculations.”