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‘In Talks’: Chelsea Enquire About 18-Year-Old Aston Villa Forward

Omari Kellyman Chelsea Transfer

Chelsea are closing in on a transfer for striker Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa as their youth revolution continues.

Omari Kellyman is Chelsea’s New Transfer Target

18-Year-Old to Make the Step Up

Matt Law has reported that Chelsea are “in talks” to sign Kellyman, valued at £20 million. The fanbase are sceptical: the forward has made just six senior appearances for the Midlands club.

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Kellyman’s Chelsea Transfer a Separate Move to Ian Maatsen Deal

Earlier this week (June 19), it was confirmed by Fabrizio Romano that a player – now confirmed to be Kellyman – would be included in a separate deal to help facilitate Villa’s move for Ian Maatsen. Villa agreed a £37.5 million fee for the left-back, beating Borussia Dortmund to his signature. With Maatsen a product of Chelsea’s academy, his sale would generate pure profit for the club; they can bank the full transfer fee for their accounts.

Why Has This Move Not Gone Down Well With Chelsea Fans?

Kellyman’s expected arrival at Stamford Bridge isn’t generating the excitement that the SW6 hierarchy likely expected it to. The move for the left-footed forward is the latest in a long line of highly-anticipated deals for teenagers since Todd Boehly arrived at the club. Several that have signed are still finding their feet within the Blues’ youth set-up.

The feeling amongst the fanbase is that the promising players coming through at Cobham are being shunted aside, in favour of paying top dollar for other prospects.

19-year-old striker Ronnie Stutter – who has just come off the back of 12 goals in 17 appearances in the PL2 – has not been given a sniff of first-team action for Chelsea. He’s been forced to watch players like Deivid Washington take his place on the bench for Chelsea.

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