Chelsea academy sensation Kyle Scott is reportedly set to reject a contract offer from the Blues, amid interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The 15-year-old central midfielder is yet to sign a professional deal at Stamford Bridge. And, according to the Daily Mail, the youngster will reject the offer from the west London outfit to force through a move to one of the Spanish giants in this window.
Scott, who has represented both England and the USA at youth levels, gained attention following his displays for Chelsea's 2012 Youth Cup-winning squad. The Blues are understood to be keen to see off competition from the player's potential suitors in order to keep the teenager in their ranks.
Chelsea have failed to offer first team football to any of their academy stars in recent years, with the exception of Ryan Bertrand. Roman Abramovich's policy of signing new players every season - instead of promoting promising junior level players - has seen highly rated youth products, such as Josh McEachran and Jeffrey Bruma, going away on back-to-back loan spells, despite proving themselves at Stamford Bridge.
Barcelona and Madrid will look to capitalise on the situation at Chelsea and snap up Scott. The youngster is also understood to be attracting interest from Serie A champions Juventus.
Meanwhile, Chelsea's summer signing Marco van Ginkel has stated that he joined the Blues to test himself in a tougher league and continue his development. The Dutch midfielder arrived form native side Vitesse for around £8m.
"I want to learn a lot, to develop myself. I want to play games and not only sit on the bench, that's what I hope for, to play in games at these great stadiums and hopefully be important for the team, whether it is from the bench or from the start," van Ginkel said.
"I think the Premier League is higher than the Dutch league, so you can learn more physically and technically, and develop. That's why I am here," the 20-year-old added.