According to De Telegraaf, Chelsea are keeping a close eye on Sparta Rotterdam wonder-kid Rick van Drongelen.

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drongelenThe 17-year-old is regarded as one of Netherlands biggest talents, and has been admired by all the big clubs in Netherlands. Now, according to De Telegraaf, the centre back is a target for Premier League giants Chelsea, with scout Piet de Visser present at Sparta Rotterdam’s matches to keep his eye on the youngster.

Van Drongelen made his first team debut at the age of 16 this season, and has now established himself in Alex Pastoor’s line-up, making four appearances for the Eerste Divisie leaders.

A Netherlands U19 international, Van Drongelen is tied down to Sparta Rotterdam until 2018, and the club will be hoping he will remain to spearhead their return to the Eredivisie.

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