RUMOURS: Chelsea battle Barcelona for wonderboy Atakan Akkaynak

Barcelona and Chelsea are ready to fight it out for the January signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Atakan Akkaynak, reports the Daily Express.

Bayer midfielder Atakan Akkayanak has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for both the Premier League & Catalan giants.

The 18-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Bundesliga outfit, but it appears that the teenager is already on the radar of two of European football’s elite.

Akkaynak is held in high regard by Leverkusen, but the Bundesliga club are reportedly willing to listen to offers after the Germany Under-19 international impressed Chelsea scouts…

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017