Chelsea Chasing Highly-Rated Lucas Gourna-Douath

Chelsea are monitoring highly-rated Saint-Etienne teenager Lucas Gourna-Douath, according to reports.

With Les Verts needing to raise funds this summer, their latest hot prospect could be sold for around £22million.

Gourna-Douath has attracted interest from Stamford Bridge – but the Blues will face stern competition from Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and AC Milan for his signature, according to Goal.

The 17-year-old was handed his Saint-Etienne debut by Puel back in September and hasn't looked back – becoming a regular in the Frenchman's matchday squad.

Gourna-Douath played the full 90 minutes against PSG back in January, in what was Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge of the Ligue 1 champions.

And he impressed enough in the 1-1 draw to warrant their interest.

Although more of a defensive midfielder, Gourna-Douath has drawn comparisons with Paul Pogba in some quarters.

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The France Under-17s captain spent his Under-14s season playing for US Torcy, a club that the Manchester United star also represented as a youngster.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.
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