Chelsea in Youssoufa Moukoko transfer boost with Borussia Dortmund still at risk of losing 18-year-old over wages | The Sun
CHELSEA have been handed a boost in their transfer pursuit of Youssoufa Moukoko, according to reports.
Moukoko, 18, has been monitored by the Blues for some time and they are expected to make a move for him imminently.
And with Moukoko contracted to Borussia Dortmund until the summer, the club are under significant pressure to secure of the future of the prodigy.
But the two parties remain a way apart in their valuations of his next contract and consequently there is a significant "risk" over a transfer next summer.
According to Bild, a final contract offer for the teenager has been made by the club.
The offer is said to be worth £5.3 million.
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However, Moukoko reportedly wants an offer of £6.2m per season.
This being said, he has previously hit back at claims he turned down a previous offer.
Taking to Instagram, he said: "Please don't believe everything that's been written in the papers.
"I won't let myself be pressured into a decision about my future. I will never accept such a lie about me.
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"My full focus is on the second half of the season with Borussia Dortmund. No player is bigger than the club and I will never be bigger than the club, just a small part of it.
"It's really sad that something like that is invented just to paint you fans a wrong picture about me. I am really shocked by this story."
Moukoko is the club's top goalscorer in the Bundesliga this season with six goals.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is prioritising recruits on the younger end of the scale.
The club have been busy closing in on a couple of signings like this ahead of the opening of the January window.
They have reportedly already completed a £10.5m deal for Molde's David Datro Fofana, while they are also said to have agreed a deal for 18-year-old Andrey Santos.
Monaco's Benoit Badiashile is also being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge to bolster their defensive ranks.
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