Argentine striker Matias Godoy has confirm Premier League side Chelsea have shown interest in signing him this January, according to reports in Italy
The 17-year-old revealed that he is flattered by Chelsea’s interest after they scouted the striker during the Under-17s World Cup this month.
The Blues, who are currently serving a two-transfer window ban, but they are prepared to battle it out with AC Milan for the highly rated Atletico Rafaela youngster signature if they win their appeal next week.
Godoy has now revealed that he is aware of interest from the Premier League giants, who are currently banned from bringing new players to the club due to a transfer suspension.
“The fact that Chelsea is following me is a little moving and I take it in the best way possible but must continue to work,” Godoy told TYCSports. “I am full of pride. Me and my family have made a very big sacrifice to get here.”
The teenager could reportedly cost the Blues in the region of £3m should the deal go through.
The highly rated striker has found the back of the net three times in five games for Argentina, as they reached the round-of-16 at the U17 World Cup before losing to Paraguay.
Meanwhile, Last week it was confirmed Chelsea’s transfer ban appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the court’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday, November 20.
Should Chelsea’s appeal be heard the Blues head coach Frank Lampard has said he’s not desperate for new signings.
“I will cross that bridge when I come to it. I am very happy with what I’ve got, but it is something we would always look to at Chelsea,” he told talkSPORT.
“Can we improve in areas and only do business if we can improve and it feels it is the right thing for the group. Not just personnel wise, but in the balance and the way we are going. I will look at that one, but at the moment I can’t ask for any more.
“It’s nice that what happens at the appeal is really down the list of my priorities at the minute. The real priority is going game to game and trying to improve all the time.”