Chelsea's Martell Taylor-Crossdale to join Hoffenheim

Martell Taylor-Crossdale
Image: Martell Taylor-Crossdale is set to leave Chelsea for Hoffenheim

Teenage Chelsea striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale will head to Germany later this week for a medical ahead of a permanent move to Bundesliga club Hoffenheim.

The 19-year-old east Londoner was top scorer in the U18 Premier League in 2017 and has scored goals for England from U16 through to U20 level.

He was also a member of the England U18 team that lifted the Toulon Tournament trophy in 2017.

Sky Sports News understands that Chelsea made an initial offer to keep Taylor-Crossdale, before it was agreed he could leave the club on a free transfer.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Jadon Sancho
Image: Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund while Callum Hudson-Odoi has been linked with Bayern Munich

It is understood Hoffenheim are also likely to sign another, as yet unnamed, English youngster before the end of the month.

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Jadon Sancho left Manchester City to join Borussia Dortmund in August 2017 while it is understood that Bayern Munich made a series of bids for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi in the January transfer window.

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