Some Chelsea fans are eager to sign Celtic prospect Karamoko Dembele after reports over the weekend linking him with a move to London.

Website 90min.com claimed in an exclusive report that the Blues will be looking to Celtic in the January transfer window or even next summer, depending on the outcome of an appeal on their transfer ban.

Dembele signed his first senior contract with the Hoops last December. It’s a deal set to run to the summer of 2021.

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If the Stamford Bridge bide their time, it would mean they could approach with less a year left on his commitment to the Scottish champions, potentially forcing us into a decision.

The teenager has been a much-hyped talent for a number of years now. He first made headlines in 2016 when he burst into our Under-20’s Development Side at the age of just 13 (BBC Scotland).

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Celtic prospect Karamoko Dembele

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Growing reputation

With Scottish Premiership rules dictating he couldn’t make his league debut this year, he had to wait a while for his Hoops debut.

Neil Lennon handed him that opportunity last season, subsequently naming him on the bench for the Scottish Cup Final.

Apparently his reputation goes beyond Scottish borders, with some fans of Chelsea rather excited about the latest links.

While obviously we’re hoping he stays at Celtic Park for years to come, it is nice to have players who fans of other clubs envy.

These supporters took to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their thoughts…

 

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