Chelsea have reportedly moved into the lead over other European elites in the race to sign Alexander Isak, who has been labelled the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 

ESPN have claimed that Chelsea have now moved to the top of the queue in the race to sign AIK attacker Alexander Isak. The forward has been courted by a host of top European clubs and it seems the Blues are favourites to sign the player, who has been creating a flutter in the Swedish top-flight with his performances.

Alexander Isak is a 17-year-old Swedish attacker who has come through the ranks at Swedish side AIK Solna. The youngster was promoted to the senior squad before the start of the current campaign and has been one of the catalysts of his side’s run that sees them sitting in second spot on the table, six points behind leaders Malmo FF.

The teenager has recorded a more than decent return of 10 goals and 1 assist in 24 appearances in the league for the senior squad and his prolific performances have seen a host of top European clubs taking notice of the player’s abilities.

Alexander Isak’s skills and playing style has drawn comparisons with Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is among the best footballers the country has ever produced.

The player is being courted by almost every big club in Europe with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and the Premier League trio of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all interested in the player.

Isak has been watched by representatives of these top clubs on many occasions in the current campaign as they continue to monitor the player’s progress. Out of the interested clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were the two who were tipped to be in the lead to sign the player.

While reports suggested Paris Saint-Germain had already held talks with the player and his club over a move in the region of €15m, there were also reports of Juventus offering AIK a sum of €16m to sign Isak.

And now, it is reported that Chelsea have moved ahead of the two in the race to sign the youngster. It will be interesting to see which club is able to land the player, but regardless of the club he eventually moves to, he appears to be destined for the top.

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