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Barcelona, Chelsea chase French youngster

Highly-rated youngster Willem Geubbels has rejected professional terms with Lyon.

The French teenager has been scouted by the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

And now the European giants will have a chance to sign the 16-year-old after he refused to commit his long-term future to his Ligue 1 club.

Lyon chief Jean Michel Aulas recently said the club had put forward a “big offer in terms of signing bonus and salary”, but it seems it wasn’t enough for. Geubbels.

The talented forward is tied to his youth contract until 2019.

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