Chelsea youngster Harvey St Clair is reportedly close to completing a surprise move to Serie B side Venezia.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the young striker is set to join the Serie B side this summer, taking his first steps into senior football.

After missing out on promotion to Serie A, Venezia are looking to strengthen their squad and St Clair is the striker they have turned to.

The Scottish youth international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer, allowing him to make the move to Italy.

The Blues have reportedly offered the player a new deal, but the club are unlikely to be able to offer him first-team football anytime soon.

The striker has been a regular for Chelsea’s academy set-up, featuring in the U-18s and development squad during his time at Stamford Bridge.

The move would see St Clair become the latest youngster to leave the Premier League structure to move abroad in search of senior first-team football.