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Chelsea ahead of Barcelona for unhappy Bayer Leverkusen kid Atakan Akkaynak

Chelsea are eyeing Bayer Leverkusen youngster Atakan Akkaynak.

The 18 year-old is fed-up with his situation at Bayer and prepared to quit for a move abroad.

Akkaynak is a highly-rated Germany youth international and been linked with Barcelona, Roma and Sporting CP.

Fussball Mercato says Chelsea are in contact and pushing hard to bring him to London. Akkaynak is keen on the move.

Despite captaining both Bayer and Germany's youth teams, the midfielder is still to make his first team debut and has received little encouragement from senior coaching staff.

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