'For me Chelsea are the best' - Partizan Belgrade starlet Lazar Markovic eyes ‘dream’ Stamford Bridge move

The 17-year-old has been courted by a number of European clubs, with the Serbian side placing a £10 million price-tag on him amid speculation of a Premier League switch

Partizan Belgrade starlet Lazar Markovic has revealed he would love to join Chelsea following speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League.

Markovic is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe, with number of clubs reportedly interested in the 17-year-old who is valued at £10 million.

The Serbian, however, has revealed that he is intent on a move to England, with a switch to Stamford Bridge his 'dream'.

“I really hope I can go to Chelsea, it’s my dream,” he told The Sun. “I’m told there were 20 scouts from all over Europe in the VIP box when we beat Red Star.

“But Chelsea is the place I want to play. I had all the pictures of the team on my wall at home back to when they had Gianfranco Zola.

“And any time they are on TV I try to watch them. For me Chelsea are the best.

“I want to go to the Premier League. It is the best league in the world.”