Chelsea are set to battle it out with Italian giants Juventus, Inter milan for Genoa starlet Nicolo Rovella according to report in Italy.
Frank Lampard has being a revolution on youth since taking over at Stamford Bridge and the 18-year-old is tipped for big things in Serie A, and is hope to follow the footsteps of other Chelsea young stars such as Mason mount, Recce James and Tammy Abraham to the first team.
However Nicolo has only played 28 minutes in the Italian top-flight along with a single outing in the Coppa Italia.
That has not discouraged Chelsea and Inter Milan from tracking the young star according to calciomercato.
The Nerazzurri were reportedly the first team monitoring Rovella’s rise which so far includes a number of caps for Italy’s national youth teams.
More recent is the interest coming from West London Chelsea and that could hasten Inter’s bid for the youngster.
Meanwhile, Genoa are also said to be trying to convince him that they are the best option for his development and a first professional contract offer is on the table but it’s believed that Rovella will push for an exist.
With Nicolo rovella yet to make a serious impact on Serie A, Chelsea are reportedly preparing to send a scout to Liguria in the hope of watching him in action.
A further setback to the Blues getting a full evaluation on the player is the fact that Genoa haven’t played since February 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Lampard has received much praise for providing greater opportunities to academy stars amid the FIFA transfer ban enacted last summer, Chelsea has seen a lot of academy players flourishing on rivals clubs due to lack of first team opportunities
Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour was the latest breakout star as he performed well against Liverpool in Tuesday’s FA Cup win being his second appearance of the season and was named man the match against the European champions.
And Chelsea could push for even more young talent at the end of the season with Gent striker Jonathan David, 20, also linked with a move to England.