According to the Daily Express Chelsea are close to signing PSV Eindhoven’s out of favour winger Zakaria Bakkali.

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bakkali bAccording to the British newspaper Bakkali wants to sign for the Blues, who will make PSV an offer in January  to beat off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.

The 18-year-old Belgian burst onto the scene last season, and became the youngest player to score an Eredivisie hat-trick when he knocked three past NEC Nijmegen. However since January things between the player and the club have turned sour, with PSV unhappy with Bakkali’s refusal to sign a new contract.

Bakkali has been banished from the PSV first team, and is not allowed to play for the reserves, unless the club suffers a number of injuries. The Belgian international’s contract is up in the summer, but PSV will hope to receive at least a small fee for the player in January.

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