Chelsea plotting move for teenage sensation

Schalke midfielder Julian DraxlerNew Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made Schalke starlet Julian Draxler one of his top summer transfer targets, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The ‘Special One’ is believed to be in the market for a number of new players following his return to Stamford Bridge, as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

19-year-old Draxler is thought to be a player the Portuguese coach is looking at closely, after being impressed by his performances in the Bundesliga.

The teenager only penned a new contract that runs until 2018 recently, but rumours suggest that a £38million release clause was written into the deal.

Mourinho is no stranger to spending big, and could offer that figure in order to force through a move for the starlet.

The sum would be extremely high for such a young player, but Draxler is widely regarded as the best rising star in his position in Germany, and somebody who could eventually develop into a world-class player.

Chelsea may even offer Kevin De Bruyne as part of any deal, with the Belgian – who spent last season on loan with Schalke’s domestic rivals Werder Bremen – having been impressive in German football.

Mourinho is believed to see Draxler as a potential long-term successor to Frank Lampard.

Could Julian Draxler be Chelsea’s next big star? Or should the Blues focus on producing their own talented youngsters?

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