Report: Chelsea ready to pay £30m for 17-year-old wonderkid

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Fulham’s teenage wonderkid Luke Harris has caught the eye of Chelsea, according to reports.

The 17-year-old has been earmarked to be a special talent, and reports claim Chelsea are ready to spend up to £30m on his signing.

The highly rated teenager made his Fulham senior team debut last month, and the young forward also just earned a first Wales call-up.

According to The Mirror, the Blues have been in ‘advanced discussions’ with Fulham over signing Harris in January with a deal worth £25m plus an additional £5m in add-ons ‘on the cards’.

Fulham rate Harris as a special talent, and only recently got him to sign a new contract with the club until 2025.

Fulham boss Marco Silva had said of the young forward after signing a new contract: “He will get games, he will be on the bench, he will have some minutes.

“We have to be patient with him, and not push pressure around him.

“Now we have to help him grow as a player. He will have his time in the first team, because he has the quality.”