English press reports revealed that Chelsea and Manchester City entered a race to sign West Bromwich Albion star Jamal El Din Jimoh, after the 15-year-old midfielder impressed everyone at the youth level in the Baggies team, and he previously played with the England U-16 team. general.
Chelsea led negotiations to sign Jimoh, with one report saying they hope to close the deal “as soon as possible”.
However, the English newspaper “Sun” reported, that the Manchester City administration is confident of thwarting the pursuit of the Blues and attracting them to the “Etihad” stadium.
The report adds that West Bromwich Albion expect Jimoh to leave the club for a hefty transfer fee, as the Premier League giants prepare to fight for the signing of the midfielder.
Chelsea recently signed youngsters Dylan Williams and Mason Bersto from the ranks of Derby County and Charlton Athletic respectively, while City have been strongly linked with Brazilian duo Savio and Yan Phillippe from Atletico Mineiro.