Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey reveals ‘concrete interest’ from Chelsea

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Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Leon Bailey has confirmed that Chelsea are showing interest in signing him. What I can say is that my full focus is on developing myself as a young player. "If a club wants me, my management and Leverkusen will take care of it".

Considering the fact that Willian too was reported to be headed out of the club and the under-performing nature of Pedro, it makes sense that the Blues would be looking at someone like Bailey who would add more menace to their attacking line-up, with his pace and goal-scoring abilities.

"Bayer want to play for the title".

The 20-year-old provided 12 goals and 6 assists in his 34 appearances last season to help Leverkusen secure a fifth-placed finish in the Bundesliga table which saw them finish behind Borussia Dortmund on goal difference to narrowly miss out on Champions League qualification. "Bayern Munich is one of the three strongest teams in the world for me, but in football you never know".

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The Daily Star claimed earlier this summer that the Reds were one of a whole host of clubs interested in signing the £60 million-rated Jamaican winger, but as yet, no formal approaches have been made for his signature.

"It is important that he handles the hype around him correctly and does not want too much too fast".

With just three days left to complete any final transfers, the chances are that Bailey won't be on the move this summer - but watch this space.

"He is only 20 years old and therefore still has development potential".

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