Chelsea are closing in on pacey winger Jurgen Damm after opening talks with Mexican club Pachuca, Daily Mail reports.

The 21-year-old is edging towards a move to Stamford Bridge a year after Damm had a trial at Manchester United.

Damm holds a dual German-Mexican passport and is therefore eligible as an EU player.

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Pachuca club vice-president Andres Fassi stated: “Chelsea are the club interested, but we have to see how much they are interested, we can’t go ahead of ourselves, we have to wait and see.

“When it comes to us, it’s a matter of sporting project. We want him to stay and we will see how much Chelsea are interested.

“There is a belief they arrive in Mexico on Thursday to talk with us,’ he told Medio Tiempo.

“In principle we have a sporting plan for Jurgen and we hope he stays, but if something comes up from abroad, we have to take it into account and if it’s serious, we have to respond, we will have news in the next 48 hours.”

Meanwhile Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has passed his Chelsea medical and should be officially announced as a Blues player before the World Cup kicks off next week.

 

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