Chelsea and Man City fight for Sunderland teen sensation Bali Mumba impressing to awing scouts
Manchester City and chelsea are battling to sign Sunderland adolescent Bali Mumba.
Spies from both clubs saw the midfielder, 17, dazzle in the FA Youth Cup at Halifax on Wednesday.
Mumba has played in the Black Cats first team this season his aptitude and hard running stamped him out as a future star.
He has signed a pro deal but that is not stopping the vultures from orbiting.
City were in pole position for the England youth cap and will pay around £2.5 million for him. Be that as it may, now Chelsea are keen as well.
Sunderland could cash in and use the money to boost their promotion bid, with cash tight in front of January.
Mumba is happy at the club but the contracts on offer for young people at both City and Chelsea might be difficult to stand up to.
Liverpool and Arsenal have already picked up some of Sunderland’s disclosures and Mumba is next on the creation line.
Sheffield United are taking a gander at Sunderland captain George Honeyman as they pursue advancement.
Boss Chris Wilder does not want to be caught short like last season and is arguing to his board for trade to spend out January.
The versatile Honeyman fits the bill and the Blades could manage the cost of his wages.
Honeyman is helping the Black Cats’ offered to come back to the second level at the primary endeavor.