Date:7th May 2019 at 9:44pm
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Chelsea have struck a deal to sign Stoke City centre-back Mohamed Akandji, accoriding to reports.

The 17-year-old has caught the eye of Blues scouts since playing for the Potters’ Under-18s following a move from Amiens last summer.

And now TEAMtalk are reporting that the teenager has agreed to move down south to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will hope the club’s transfer ban is lifted.

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Chelsea are currently fighting a two-window transfer ban put on them by FIFA for breaching rules in relation to youth players.

However, the West London club have been able to recruit the Ivorian through the Elite Player Performance Plan.

Akandji, who’s 1.93m (6ft 3in), has played 14 times as Stoke finished sixth in the Under-18 Premier League.

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