Chelsea’s interest in Paris Saint-Germain starlet Kays Ruiz-Atil dates back to last winter, but the Blues never making an actual move to sign the supposed “next Messi”. The youngster would instead go on to stay and make his breakthrough at Paris under Thomas Tuchel, featuring seven times in the league this season.

However, the situation has changed with Tuchel’s departure. The 18-year-old has not played a single minute under Mauricio Pochettino, and has only made the bench once. With his contract expiring in the summer, and seemingly unable to agree an extension with PSG, his future is very much up in the air.