Chelsea leading the race to sign the next Kylian Mbappe

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According to Foot Mercato via The Sun, Chelsea are leading the race to sign Monaco starlet Malamine Efekele – who has been dubbed the “next Kylian Mbappe.”

Chelsea are keen on signing the 19 year old forward despite him being yet to make his senior debut for Monaco.

Efekele is highly regarded in France and he is capable of playing on either wing or through the middle.

The forward is out of contract in 2025 and is being chased by other clubs in Germany, Spain and France.

Just like PSG star Mbappe, Efekele came through the AS Bondy academy before joining Monaco. Efekele, who has one cap for France’s U20s, is now training with Monaco’s senior squad.