Feyenoord's teenage sensation Lamare Bogarde is a target for Premier League clubs this summer.
The Blues feel they now have an advantage over London rivals Tottenham for the 16-year-old Dutch kid.
Chelsea have been scouting the 16-year-old this season and believe the centre-back has what it takes to play in England.
Lamare also has a brother who plays for Hoffenheim, and he has impressed with the German club this season.
Bogarde is the nephew of former Chelsea and Holland defender Winston Bogarde.