Chelsea and Manchester United have reportedly entered the race for Egyptian teenage sensation Ramy Rabia.
The 19-year-old is now one the most sought after young players in African football. The defender broke into native side Al Ahly's first team two years ago and has already earned five senior caps for Egypt.
Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Lille have been monitoring Rabia for some time now and, according to Sky Sports, Chelsea and United have now joined the pack. The youngster will lead Egypt at next month's U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where a host of top clubs will watch him play before weighing up a summer move.
Rabia, who recently signed a deal with leading football agents SEM, is understood to favour a move to the Premier League. An SEM spokesman had confirmed the strong interest in the centre-back.
"A number of clubs have expressed an interest, but at the moment Ramy is looking forward to the Under-20 World Cup," he pointed out.
Torres Happy with Form
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has expressed his delight at his good run of form this season.
The Spaniard scored his 21st goal of the campaign on Wednesday, as the Blues beat Benfica 2-1 in Amsterdam to win the Europa League. It was also the 29-year-old's sixth goal from his sixth appearance in the competition.
"It's been a good season for me. Top scorer in the team, winning a trophy, scoring in the final. Things are becoming normal. At the end I think we can say it's a good season, but we're looking forward to the next one," Torres said.
"We were expecting to win much more this season. We were playing for finals and it's not been easy. It's not been an easy season for Chelsea fans, after going out of the Champions League and losing many important games. Now they can enjoy with the team. They can hold the Champions League and the Europa League (titles at the same time), just for a week," the forward added.