Ethan Ampadu
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There was a theory going around on social media that Chelsea were going to announce the signings of several players on July 1st.

From Tiemoue Bakayoko to Romelu Lukaku, or even Alex Sandro or Virgil Van Dijk. The Blues looked set to set the transfer market alight on the first day of the month, and they absolutely have done so.

A superstar has put pen-to-paper on a deal with the Blues, in a move that will send shockwaves around the footballing world. This is a real coup from the Premier League champions.

16-year-old Ethan Ampadu, who made 13 appearances for Exeter City last season, is on the verge of becoming a Chelsea player.

Sigh.

Exeter have announced on their official website that they are in negotiations with Chelsea over a transfer fee for Ampadu, who has already agreed a deal with his new employers.

Ampadu made his professional debut as a 15-year-old, and as per the Exeter website, has been chased by a host of Premier League sides. It look as though it’ll be Chelsea who will be victorious, however. Hooray.

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