Frank Arnesen is targeting three Chelsea players for his new club Hamburg.

The Daily Mail says new Hamburg director Arnesen is close to completing a £3m deal for Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne - the first of three Blues youngsters being chased by the German side.

The Bundesliga club who recently hired the former Chelsea chief in a similar capacity are believed to have given the Dutchman license to pursue a deal for Chelsea's hottest prospects..

Also on Hamburg's radar is fellow defender Jeffrey Bruma, who is highly regarded. The centre-back has even been capped at senior level for the Netherlands..

Arnesen is also keen on Gael Kakuta who was sent out on loan in January to west-London neighbours Fulham.

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