Date: 17th April 2017 at 11:30am
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The shallowness of Chelsea`s squad was emphasised yesterday in the defeat at Old Trafford.

Losing Thibaut Courtois and Marco Alonso disrupted the side to such an extent it looked a shadow of the side that has romped away at the top of the table.

There`s no doubting that Antonio Conte will be looking to bolster the squad his summer and it remains to be seen who the Italian brings in.

One player Chelsea are linked with this morning, according to the Express is the Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans.

At just 19-years-of-age the midfielder has not only forced himself into the Anderlecht side but captains the side.

On Thursday, when Anderlecht entertained Manchester United in a Europa League quarter-final tie, Chelsea had scouts watching the youngster.

His impressive performances have also captured the attention of Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, however, our referenced source is of the opinion that Chelsea are ready with a bid for the player once the transfer window opens this summer.

Mini Fact File – Youri Tielemens

Full Name – Youri Tielemens

Date of Birth – 7 May 1997

Place of Birth – Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

Height – Five feet nine and a half inches

Position – Midfield

Current Club – Anderlecht

Youth Career – Anderlecht

Previous Clubs – None

International Honours – Belgium U15, U16, U21, Belgium

 
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