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Chelsea in advanced Nice talks for ex-Man Utd whizkid Deji Sotona

Chelsea are lining up a move for former Manchester United winger Deji Sotona.

The Telegraph says Thomas Tuchel's side were interested in signing the speed demon from Nice last summer.

Despite looking set for a bright future at Old Trafford, Irish superkid Sotona quit in October 2020 for French side OGC Nice.

But he is now ready for a return to England after failing to break into the first team and Chelsea are thought to be in pole position.

The Blues are in the market for a new forward in their squad and it's now believed a January transfer is close following talks.

Sotona, who hails from the Republic of Ireland, is most comfortable as a left winger or forward.

But he could also provide cover at left wing-back in Tuchel's five-defender system if needed.

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