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Paris Saint Germain have emerged as favorites for the signature of Genoa youngster Pietro Pellegri, according to reports.
The 16 year old striker broke into Genoa’s first team last season and has continued his fine form this season.
According to reports a host of clubs have been impressed with Pellegri’s performance since he came onto the scene.
Chelsea are believed to be one of the clubs interested in the teenager and have sent scouts to watch him on several occasions.
Genoa have subsequently placed a £40m price tag on Pellegri due to the number of clubs circling around him
Conte is a big fan of the striker and would love to bring him to Stamford Bridge but will now have to step up his interest if it want to beat PSG to his signature.
The Blues have more than three dozens of similar talented players out on loan. The club signs players in their teens and then send them out on loan to continue their development.
While PSG aren’t making use of the loan system as much as Chelsea do, they have been signing talented players at their young age and developing them into top stars.
Marco Verratti was signed at 19 from Pescara for just €12m, Lucas Moura joined from Brazil as a teenager and Pellegri may feel he would have a more clear-cut path into the first team in Paris.