Chelsea join the race for Mali's prodigy!

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English Premier League club Chelsea reportedly joined the race to win the signature of Mali prodigy Amadou Haidara.

According to reports from France, the Blues joined Bordeaux, Monaco and Granada in the race for the 18-year-old who was one of the U-17 World Cup revelations last year.

Haidara, who plays as a holding midfielder, was close to joining Bordeaux after undergoing trials there. But according to L’equipe, his move was blocked after Chelsea showed interest in signing him.