Chelsea have joined the race to sign Jonjo Shelvey, skysports.com understands.
The Charlton Athletic midfielder is still only 17, but he featured regularly for The Addicks last season.
A host of clubs have watched the England youth star in action, but it was Tottenham and West Ham who appeared to be leading the chase.
However, it is now believed that Chelsea have entered the chase and made their interest known.
It is understood Chelsea would be more than willing to allow Shelbey to return to The Valley on loan - something which appeals to the relegated Addicks.
Indeed Shelvey could remain at Charlton for a couple of years before linking up with Chelsea.
The Blues are understood to be keen to bolster their squad with young English talent and Shelvey certainly comes into that category.