Czech Starlet Set For Blues Deal

Chelsea appear set to add another highly-rated teenager to their ranks this week, as a deal for 15 year-old Czech forward Dominik Mašek is believed to be close.

The FK Příbram forward spent a week on trial with the club earlier this season and a move reportedly worth upwards of £1m is said to be close.

Mašek’s club confirmed that he and a younger player both spent some time training with the Blues back in November, and that it was a positive experience for all involved, particularly for Pribram’s coaching staff, who accompanied the duo on the trip.

The youngster turns 16 in July and is likely to sign a scholarship deal which will be promoted into a professional contract upon his 17th birthday.

Dominik is a tricky forward who unsurprisingly cites Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as his idols, and is the son of former Příbram forward Jaroslav Mašek, who played in the Czech league in the late 90s.

A left-footed player full of flair and trickery, he has represented the Czech Under-16 national team and last year was voted the brightest junior talent in the country.

If the deal is finalised, Dominik would become the fourth player from the Czech Republic at Stamford Bridge, joining Petr Cech, Jan Sebek and Tomáš Kalas, the latter of whom joined the club in January after cutting his loan at Sigma Olomouc short.

An introduction to his talents can be seen in this video.

He looked set to be a part of what is likely to be another large intake of scholars this summer, and will be the third overseas import of the class, joining Nathan Aké and Anjur Osmanovic.

More information and news on Dominik and any potential deal can be found first and fastest on Twitter by following @chelseayouth.