Chelsea ready to face Paris Saint-Germain for Saint-Etienne starlet

Chelsea are said to be preparing to face Paris Saint-Germain and other big European clubs for the signing of young Saint-Etienne Lucas Gourna-Douath.

17-year-old Lucas Gourna-Douath has had a decisive campaign under Claude Puel this quarter, making 25 appearances in the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season and starting 10 of those high-profile games.

The 17-year-old has received a lot of praise for his performances in the middle of the park, and with Saint-Étienne expecting to fundraise in search of new owners, the youngster could be available this summer.

As reported by Goal, Gourna-Douath could continue in the footsteps of former young Greens Kurt Zouma, William Saliba and Wesley Fofana moving to the Premier League, and Chelsea could sign him for £ 22million this summer.

Either way, the report adds that AC Milan and RB Leipzig are also watching the Saint-Etienne academy graduate, who has effectively made 4 appearances for the France Under-17 squad.

Gourna-Douath’s current deal with Saint-Etienne is expected to end towards the end of the 2022-23 season.

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