Date: 29th June 2018 at 8:29pm
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Chelsea have endured a difficult start to the transfer window, with the FA Cup winners yet to resolve their managerial situation, and that has led to a delay in activity within the first-team.

However, the Blues have been active in the market at a youth level, already agreeing to sign Ian Maatsen and Jayden Braaf from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, and are now reported to be set to secure another addition of a youngster.

French outlet Ouest France report that Chelsea have agreed a deal with FC Nantes for the services of Ekwah Elimby, paying €2m to bring the highly-rated youngster to Stamford Bridge to join their academy side.

Defender Elimby, capped 16 times by France at U16 level, is considered to be a player Chelsea can nurture for the future and continues the Blues’ quest to capture the best young talent from across Europe.

However, it is unlikely fans will see the young defender in the first-team anytime soon due to his age and he has plenty of work ahead of him.