Chelsea Join Race For £15m Arsenal Target 19-Year-Old Attacking Midfielder

LAGOS, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 09: Jean-Manuel Mbom (L) of Germany U17 challenges Orkun Kokcu (R) of Netherlands U17 during the Algarve International Tournament U17 Match between Netherlands U17 and Germany U17 on February 10, 2017 in Lagos, Portugal. (Photo by Ricardo Nascimento/Getty Images)

Chelsea have joined the race for Arsenal target Orkun Kokcu according to Turkish newspaper Milliyet.

Per the source, the Blues are interested in the Feyenoord attacking midfielder.

The report goes onto claim that Kokcu fits the criteria of player Chelsea will be targeting this summer, young with high potential.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta meanwhile, wants to wrap up business before Euro 2020.

The 19-year-old is likely to make the Turkey squad for the European Championships which could see his stock rise – should he be given playing time.

Kokcu was a youth international for the Netherlands, representing the Dutch at U18 and U19 level before switching allegiance to Turkey.

Chelsea and Arsenal are expected to lock horns in a race to sign the highly sought after midfielder.

The Daily Mail recently reported that the Gunners are interested in Kokcu and revealed that Feyenoord value their rising star as being worth £15m.

Kokcu is under contract at Feyenoord until 2023 and has three goals and four assists in 29 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit this season.