Chelsea's Martell Taylor-Crossdale to join Hoffenheim
Last Updated: 14/05/19 1:48pm
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.
It is understood Hoffenheim are also likely to sign another, as yet unnamed, English youngster before the end of the month.
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.