Report: Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton all interested in Chelsea midfielder Lewis Bate
Chelsea youngster Lewis Bate is attracting interest from four Premier League clubs, reports show as the Blues try to tie him to a new deal.
The 18-year-old was currently only one year old on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, and despite new terms, he has yet to sign an extension.
He saw Bate demoted in training with the U16s last week, but there are fears within the club that they could lose the teenager.
He started to generate interest in the Premier League and the Championship. the Daily mail The latest report confirms the interest of four clubs – Liverpool, West Ham, Southampton and Leeds United.
Bate has been at Chelsea since the age of eight and has appeared on the first team bench three times.
But the club have also seen Academy prospects Tino Livramento and Myles Peart-Harris reject new deals as well, which is a worrying look for the club struggling to extend the stay of some of its most talented youngsters. .
Liverpool’s interest was reportedly greeted with some caution by Bate, according to Nizaar Kinsella. He claims Bate would rather have a ‘fast lane’ to first-team football rather than join another academy.
Chelsea will do everything possible to convince Bate and others to sign new deals, but it won’t be easy. It will be up to Thomas Tuchel to convince the stars of the Academy that they have a future and a chance to succeed in West London.
If the German fails to do so, it is inevitable that he will lose his promising crop, including Bate, for next to nothing this summer or next summer.