Islam Feruz Set To Leave Celtic To Join Chelsea - Report

The Somalia-born 15-year-old is set to move to Stamford Bridge instead of signing a new deal with the SPL side, but will not be able to pen a professional contract until he is 17
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Celtic youngster Islam Feruz is set to leave the club to join Chelsea, according to the Scotsman.

The 15-year-old, who will earn wages of around £2,500 a week on a youth contract at Stamford Bridge, is unable to sign professional terms with the Blues until he is 17.

Chelsea will reportedly take advantage of a flaw in the legal system by paying just £300,000 in compensation to sign the striker.

But a Blues spokesperson said: "Until an official press release is made by Chelsea FC, we cannot make any comments regarding signing speculations."

Feruz faced deportation back to Somalia after joining Celtic, but he was allowed to stay after pressure was put on government officials by the late Tommy Burns.

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