Chelsea have reportedly made an enquiry for Bolton Wanderers striker Ronan Darcy, according to the Football Insider.

The report suggests that the Blues have enquired over the possibility of signing the forward, who has shone in Bolton’s Under-18 squad this season.

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The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for The Trotters in the final game of the Championship season against Nottingham Forest, replacing Craig Noone for the final 20 minutes.

Celtic are also thought to be monitoring the youngster ahead of a possible summer switch, however, a deal for the Blues looks set to be made complex with their upcoming transfer ban.

Chelsea had their two-window transfer ban appeal turned down by FIFA last week, however, the club look set to take that appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

If the appeal is successful, Chelsea may see their ban frozen over the summer, which could allow the club to sign Darcy for a minimal compensation fee.


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