Chelsea simply have to block all reported interest in midfielder Mason Mount this summer and fast-track him into the first-team squad.
The Sun reports that Championship duo QPR and Norwich are interested in landing the 19-year-old, while Ajax, PSV, Sporting Lisbon and Werder Bremen are also keep.
He is an in-demand player after his impressive loan stint this year with Vitesse Arnhem, where he scored 13 goals and supplied 10 assists across all competitions in 40 appearances.
Mount returns to Stamford Bridge this summer a much improved player and it would be daft to send the central midfielder out for another loan, something that history would very much suggest.
Antonio Conte’ side need to learn their lessons from previous mistakes, as they risk losing their young talents if their first-team snub continues for too long.
Chelsea are going to need a sizeable squad next year to balance domestic and the Europa League competition, with the latter the perfect opportunity to imbed bed some rising stars.
The club’s supporters are desperate to see the next batch of young players get a chance at Stamford Bridge and Mount may just be the pick of the punch.
He is a goalscoring midfielder that has been given the chance to train with England’s World Cup squad ahead of the World Cup and Chelsea would be fools to let him slip through their fingers.