Peterborough United director Barry Fry has confirmed Chelsea are involved in younger defender Ronnie Edwards.
The Blues have been aggressive of their pursuit of younger skills this summer season, spending £20m on Carney Chukwuemeka – a team-mate of Edwards’ for the England Below-19s – in addition to snapping up Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal and Eddie Seaside from Southampton.
Inter midfielder Cesare Casadei and Palmeiras striker Endrick are each reported to be on the want record as properly, and Fry has now confirmed that Chelsea have thrown their hat within the ring for 19-year-old Edwards, who began 31 video games within the Championship final season.
The Blues have already got an open dialogue with Peterborough after sending younger goalkeeper Lucas Bergstrom on mortgage to the Weston Houses Stadium, and it was throughout a check-up on the Finland native that Edwards caught the attention.
“I’ve had conversations with individuals at Chelsea who’re within the know and who could be concerned in any decision-making,” Fry instructed the Peterborough Telegraph. “They got here to observe Lucas, however they have been taken by Ronnie. They haven’t made a bid but, however there are three weeks till the switch window closes. They definitely like him.
“Nearly your complete Premier League learn about Ronnie and it’s fascinating to see members of his England Below-19 group attracting consideration now. Chelsea signed one final week and Southampton have simply made a giant bid for an additional of the gamers [Liam Delap]. I’ve had large golf equipment asking to be saved knowledgeable if anybody does bid for Ronnie.
“Our place on Ronnie stays the identical. It’s going to need to be a giant bid to get him and we might strive and ensure he was despatched straight again to us.
“We don’t wish to break up what I imagine is the strongest squad by way of depth in my 26 years on the membership. We’ve been turning bids down proper, left and centre all summer season.”
Edwards shone alongside Chukwuemeka for throughout England Below-19s triumph on the Euros throughout the summer season, in a squad which additionally featured Chelsea trio Teddy Sharman-Lowe, Harvey Vale and Bashir Humphreys.