Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid dealt blow over signing Tielemans

The 18-year-old has been linked to some of Europe's top sides since his emergence in Anderlecht's first-team a few years ago but he could be set to remain with the Belgian side


Youri Tielemans could yet ignore the advances of Europe's top clubs this summer and remain with Anderlecht for another season. 

Chelsea, Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid are known admirers of the 18-year-old, who topped Goal's list of best players aged 18 and under in January, but his agent says he has not had his head turned.

Anderlecht are on course for Champions League participation next season and Tielemans' agent has told Goal that the conditions there remain right for the highly-rated youngster to prosper.  

“He is a very stable guy. Anderlecht play in the Champions League, there are decent conditions there," said Christophe Henrotay. "He played in Europe this season. He is not desperate and is patient for the next step. He is very mature for his age and if he moves it will be for the right reasons.

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“He is a fantastic player and is not struggling with the speculation - the surrounding around him is perfect [at Anderlecht]. He is a good guy with his feet on the ground. People judge him like a 25-year-old, but he is still a kid.”

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will have to work hard to convince the youngster that a move to London would be perfect for his development as he looks to get the team back into the Champions League places next season.

The Blues have already dealt with the player's representative as Henrotay is also the agent of Belgium and Chelsea No.1 Thibaut Courtois. 

“Any discussions will be had at the end of the season," Henrotay continued. "He is focused on Anderlecht, who are in the playoffs in a tight Belgian league run in. We will think about it if it can suit both the club and player at the end of the season. 

“He is a young lad with a great future, [the challenge for him is] to see if he can keep going and keep his progression going."