Chelsea have continued their recruitment of some of the best young players in Europe with a deal worth £1m for the Slovenian 17-year old Emir Dautovic.
The centre-back had a trial at Manchester City last season but did not join the club.
He is currently registered with the Maribor, the Slovenian champions. It is anticipated that Dautovic will go into the academy at Chelsea next season.
The club are also set to sign George Brady, 15, the nephew of Karren Brady, the West Ham vice-chairman, in the next few weeks from the French club Cannes. The player impressed over the weekend in a trial game and a compensation deal has been agreed between the two clubs.