CHELSEA have launched a £3million bid to Atletico Rafaela to land Argentinian wonderkid Matias Godoy, according to reports.
The 17-year-old has already revealed that he is flattered by the Blues interest after they scouted the striker during the Under-17s World Cup this month.
According to reports in Italy, Frank Lampard is set to face stiff competition from Serie A giants AC Milan, as well as their local rivals Inter.
Chelsea are currently serving a two-transfer window ban, but are already planning a mega January raid if they win their appeal next week.
And Godoy has seemingly been pushing for a move to Stamford Bridge if the Blues win their case, after confirming their interest in his signature.
He told TYCSports: “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.
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.
“I am full of pride. Me and my family have made a very big sacrifice to get here.
“Already being in the national team is a great pride for me.”
Godoy netted three goals in five games for Argentina, as they reached the round-of-16 at the U17 World Cup before losing to Paraguay.
Frank Lampard has earned huge plaudits for his commitment to youth this season, with Chelsea third in the league table after a sixth successive domestic win.
Their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace was also the most youthful team fielded by a Prem club this season — average age of 24 years and 88 days — under the league’s youngest boss, 41.
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And Lamps, who admitted he hopes to emulate Ajax’s famous production line at Chelsea, has also sent scouts to watch French wonderkids Mounir Chouiar and Bryan Soumare.
Winger Chouiar, 20, impressed in Dijon’s shock 2-1 win over Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain last month as he notched his sides opening goal.
While Soumare has enjoyed a meteoric rise after sealing a free transfer to Stephane Jobard’s side from lower-league side Saint-Quentin in the summer.