Chelsea are leading the race to sign 17-year-old AIK striker Alexander Isak, according to ESPN FC.

A source close to the Scandinavian club has revealed that the current Premier League leaders are now ahead of European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in securing the signature of the Sweden under-21 international.

Chelsea have reportedly tabled a firm bid for the young forward, unlike other clubs who are also reportedly interested in the AIK goalscorer.

“PSG have been in contact with AIK numerous times but there is no offer on the table right now,” the source stated.

“Inside the club, Chelsea are the favourites and have already proposed €11 million (£9.4m).”

It was reported last week that AIK were holding talks with PSG for the Swede under-21 international around the €10m mark, however the Stockholm club would looking to hold out for €15m.

Alongside this, recent reports in Italy said Juventus were prepared to match AIK’s demanded fee and were willing to offer €16m for Isak.

The Solna-born striker scored 10 goals in 24 Allsvenskan appearances last season.

The young striker’s performances have attracted a lot of attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, however he may be soon applying his trade in the Premier League.


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