Transfers

Chelsea youngster Valentino Livramento attracting interest from across Europe

Max Parsons
Valentino Livramento is a very bright prospect
Valentino Livramento is a very bright prospect / Marc Atkins/Getty Images
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Chelsea prospect Valentino Livramento is attracting interest from Europe as well as from within the Premier League.

The 18-year old right-back, who is also at home playing further up the flank, is considered one of Chelsea's brightest prospects, even being awarded with the title of 'Youth Player of the Year' last season - joining such recipients as Mason Mount, Reece James and Billy Gilmour.

Goal report that Chelsea are very keen to extend his current one-year contract, but the European champions' attempts to sign Inter's Achraf Hakimi have apparently put the teenager off committing to the club, even though it looks as if Pars Saint-Germain will eventually land the Moroccan wing-back.

The report suggests that RB Leipzig, Southampton and Brighton are the latest clubs to take notice of the teenager, joining Aston Villa and Milan, whose interest has already previously been confirmed.

The transfer speculation surrounding the Chelsea youth player is understandable when looking at his stats for the club's Under-23 side. Over the past two campaigns, Livramento has featured 46 times for the Blues' reserve team, registering 21 goal contributions (four goals and 17 assists).

Jack Clarke, Valentino Livramento
Valentino Livramento in Premier League 2 action / Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

The teenager was twice named on the bench for Premier League games by Thomas Tuchel - for matches against Arsenal and Manchester City - but has thus far failed to make a senior appearance for Chelsea.

The club will reportedly prioritise the acquisition of a world-class striker this summer, although a right wing-back may be targeted too as Cesar Azpilicueta comes to the twilight years of his career. Livramento suits the position to a tee, although such a gamble is unlikely to be taken by the reigning Champions League winners.

Given Chelsea's history of sending players into the loan market, that seems the most likely outcome if the Blues can tie the young Englishman down to a new contract.

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