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Chelsea resigned to losing contract rebel Samuel Iling-Junior

Chelsea are becoming resigned to losing youngster Samuel Iling-Junior.

The Daily Mail says a number of European clubs are chasing the exciting attacker - with the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain, Schalke and Ajax among the clubs to have watched the winger as he approaches the end of his youth contract.

The Blues are keen on extending Iling-Junior's stay, but the 16-year-old winger, who has already played for England's Under-17s, could be lured abroad.

His performances have drawn parallels with Callum Hudson-Odoi, who also came through the Chelsea academy and is now an established first-team player.

And Iling-Junior could yet be encouraged by the pathway for youngsters with Frank Lampard giving opportunities to the likes of Reece James, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham this season.

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