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Chelsea teen Taylor-Crossdale set for Hoffenheim or Bristol City move

12:28 PM EDT 5/14/19
Martin Taylor-Crossdale
The Blues forward is almost certain to complete a move away from west London with his contract at Stamford Bridge set to end in June

Chelsea striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale has narrowed down his choices to either Bundesliga side Hoffenheim or Championship club Bristol City as he prepares to depart his boyhood club.

Goal  understands the the 19-year-old will end his 11-year association with the Blues this summer and embark on a new challenge.

Taylor-Crossdale's contract expires in June 2019 and he will move on a free transfer to one of his two preferred options, having previously been linked with the likes of Southampton, Aston Villa and Fulham.

The England Under-20 international never made a senior appearance for Chelsea, but has spent this season playing in the Under-23 team in Premier League 2 while also lining up in the Checkatrade Trophy against League One and League Two opposition.

Like Dominic Solanke, Tammy Abraham and Iké Ugbo before him, Taylor-Crossdale last season racked up a 20-goal season in the club's Under-18 team as he spearheaded an unprecedented quadruple under manager Jody Morris.

The youngster has won six honours in his last three years in the academy while also winning the Toulon Tournament with England in 2017.

He has been with Chelsea since he was eight and is one of many youngsters who could leave the club this summer.

The likes of Juan Castillo, Joseph Colley, George McEachran, Bradley Collins, Josh Grant, Jared Thompson and Tariq Uwakwe all also havecontracts which expire in June.

Marcin Bulka has already given a verbal agreement to sign for PSG having met club officials face-to-face , but an announcement over the deal's completion has yet to be made.