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14:40  14 may  2019
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Celtic linked with move to sign Dutch youngster Xavier Mbuyamba

Celtic linked with move to sign Dutch youngster Xavier Mbuyamba Celtic are one of the clubs said to be interested in a deal to sign MVV Maastricht defender Xavier Mbuyamba. According to Voetbal International, the Hoops are one of several teams keeping tabs on the player. Aged just 17, Mbuyamba is yet to put pen to paper on a professional contract and could leave the Dutch club this summer. Liverpool, Chelsea and Portuguese giants Porto are also being credited with an interest in the player. There is also believed to be interest from teams in the Eredivisie, with Heracles Almelo and FC Groningen said to be tracking his development. The player’s agent has confirmed a move could be on the cards this summer.

According to Dutch newspaper De Limburger, MVV youngster Xavier Mbuyamba , supposedly wanted by several top teams in Europe, is currently on trial at Chelsea . And MVV head coach Ron Elsen has already accepted that unless Mbuyamba fails to impress during his trial at Cobham, there is no way

Olivier Giroud would be well suited to Napoli should Arsenal decide to sell him, according to the striker' s agent . Reports have linked the France international with a possible move to the San Paolo as part of a part-exchange deal - which would include a €50million payment - for Gonzalo Higuain.

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The agent of MVV Maastricht defender Xavier Mbuyamba hasn’t ruled out a move to Stamford Bridge for the teenager, despite the Blues’ upcoming transfer ban, according to Voetbal International, cited by Sport Witness.

Chelsea had their two-window transfer ban appeal rejected by FIFA last week, however, the Blues have continued to show a real interest in Mbuyamba.

Xavier Mbuyamba's agent talks up possible Chelsea move © Warren Little/Getty Images Sport Warren Little/Getty Images Sport

The 17-year-old hasn’t yet put pen to paper on a professional contract with MVV Maastricht, despite being offered one, and could leave the Dutch side in the summer.

Liverpool interested in Dutch defender Xavier Mbuyamba

Liverpool interested in Dutch defender Xavier Mbuyamba Liverpool are reportedly one of a plethora of European clubs interested in MVV Maastricht defender Xavier Mbuyamba, according to Voetbal International, relayed in an article by Sport Witness. The 17-year-old has attracted plenty of interest from the likes of Chelsea, Celtic, FC Porto and Bayern Munich in recent months after an impressive campaign in the Dutch second division. The towering defender was offered a first professional contract by his current club in recent months, however, the teenager decided to turn it down after hearing about the interest abroad.

Chelsea have been given hope of landing two of their key targets this transfer window after the respective agents of both Lorenzo Insigne and Kalidou Koulibaly revealed their clients are “ Chelsea ? They are a world class team that many players would like to join but I don’t want to talk about this now.”

The agent of Chelsea target Hulk believes the Porto forward should play in the Premier League – but says Chelsea will face competition from clubs around Europe to secure his client' s signature. Hulk, the Brazil international, has been heavily-linked with a move to Chelsea since last summer, when he was

Mbuyamba is also being monitored by a plethora of European giants ahead of a possible move, including Celtic, Liverpool, FC Porto and Bayern Munich.

Despite plenty of interest, Mbuyamba’s agent admitted that Chelsea have the ‘best credentials’ for the player to develop over the coming years.

“He would prefer to play somewhere in the first [team], but there are not that many central defenders of his age in the Netherlands get the chance. So, it’s about a choice where he can best develop in the youth.”

“At this moment, Chelsea have the best credentials. We now have to wait and see what his feeling is at that club. We are not quite sure yet what we are going to do, his development is central to that choice.”

The teenager’s agent then gave a positive admission about the possibility of Chelsea signing Mbuyamba despite the Blues’ upcoming transfer ban.

“That remains to be seen, even for us. The people at Chelsea look at what is possible. It is not excluded that Mbuyamba may not even be covered by a transfer ban, because he is still an amateur. But that’s guessing.”

It remains unclear as to what will happen regarding Mbuyamba’s future, however, if Chelsea can somehow gain the services of the highly-rated defender, they may well have found their new central defender for the next decade.

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