Chelsea interested in 15-year-old Nigerian sensation

Chelsea have reportedly entered the race for promising defender Paul Ibahadon, according to All Nigeria Soccer.

Ibahadon, a centre-back, was born in Italy and was part of the Atalanta academy before his family moved to the UK. 

He was close to joining Aston Villa earlier this season, but international clearance issues caused the move to break down.

He has drawn comparisons to West Brom and Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi while being described as a “composed, strong and quick” central defender who can also be utilized as a holding midfielder. 

West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City are also chasing the young Nigerian. 

Paul Ibahadon with Aston Villa.