English Premier League champions Chelsea are understood to be considering making a surprise move for young Sittingbourne defender Lex Allan according to Kent Online.

The 19-year-old towering centre-back is getting rave reviews in the Isthmian League Division One South Division and a number of English Football League clubs are said to be monitoring the player.

It has now been reported that Chelsea have joined a number of clubs from the second tier of English football in scouting the player and The Blues could opt to move for the youngster. It is thought that if Chelsea complete the signing of Allan, the player would initially be placed into the club’s Development Squad.

Chelsea’s investment in youth in the summer is already paying dividends for the club with schoolboy Billy Gilmour starring for the under-18s since joining the club from Rangers whilst former Exeter City defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu has already made his first team debut for The Blues after less than three months at Stamford Bridge.

As well as Chelsea’s interest in Sittingbourne youngster Allan, Sky Bet Championship clubs Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Reading are also said to be tracking the player.

The Blues sent scouts to watch Allan in action for Sittingbourne at Ashford on Saturday. The Kent club won the FA Trophy Preliminary Round fixture 3-0 but the youngster was an unused substitute.

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