Report: Chelsea Academy star close to leaving with Milan an option

By Euan Burns -

Chelsea Academy star Tudor Mendel-Idowu is getting closer and closer to leaving the Premier League club and AC Milan are one of the teams that are interested in signing him, a report claims.

As has been reported by Felix Johnston on Twitter, the club seem to be losing their battle to keep the talented player who does not currently see a pathway into the first team at Stamford Bridge.

There are also disagreements over the wage that he should receive in a new deal and his current contract is going to expire in the summer.

That means he will be giving some thought into where else he could go ahead of next season and Milan are remaining close to the situation.

There will be very stiff competition to win his signature though, as clubs such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Tottenham are all in the frame for the 18-year-old attacking midfielder.

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