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Chelsea set to rival Arsenal for Turkish youngster

Chelsea are set to battle it out for the signature of 19-year-old Orkun Kokcu, according to a report from Turkey.

Dutch-born Kokcu is highly rated at Eridiversie club Feyenoord. Having broken into the first-team squad last season, the youngster has made 41-appearances under the management of Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Jaap Stam, and more recently, Dick Advocaat. He has scored seven-goals, and contributed eight-assists.

A report in Turkish media outlet Milliyet, claims Chelsea want to add Kokcu to their young squad, even though they face competition from Arsenal, with the Gunners keen to get a deal agreed before the summer.

The Daily Mail claimed last week that Arsenal have been watching Kokcu for the past 18-months. The report also claims a fee of £15m would be enough to secure a deal for the 19-year-old.

Kokcu is a Turkey Under-21 international. However, his form is likely to see him being part of Turkey’s squad during Euro 2020.

The price for potential would be a great deal for the Blues. It’s one to watch as we edge closer to the summer transfer window. Kokcu’s main key attribute is his shooting.

If there’s one thing Chelsea need, it’s a player who’s willing to take a shot, instead of trying to walk the ball in. The imminent return of Ruben Loftus-Cheek should go some way to addressing that problem though.

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