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Chelsea join race with Premier League rivals for the “New Paul Pogba”

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea chats with Callum Hudson-Odoi during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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Chelsea are reportedly eyeing Ajax player Ryan Gravenberch. The player has been dubbed as a “better Paul Pogba”. Thomas Tuchel is aiming to boost his Chelsea squad in the summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, he faces competition from two other Premier League clubs for the teenager. However, Liverpool are one of those sides also chasing Gravenberch while reports have also linked him with Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United. Ajax value their 18-year-old sensation at around £30million. He is under contract until 2023.

Brian Tevreden promoted Gravenberch to the Under-15s aged 12 then made him captain. He told Goal: “Physically, I see Frank [Rijkaard] in him from back in the day because he’s tall and very strong.

“But technically, I would say he’s a better version of Pogba in his best days at Juventus, in terms of his technique and his presence on the pitch. He’s very dominant like Pogba was, and that’s what I see in Ryan.”

Tevreden also believes Gravenberch’s next step will be to ‘a big club in Europe and he will be a big success’.

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