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Chelsea set to sign Barcelona teenager Guiu

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Chelsea Football Club is poised to secure the services of Barcelona youth prospect Marc Guiu after agreeing in principle to activate his £5 million release clause. The London club is preparing for a medical session in the capital for the 18-year-old forward.

Barcelona had sought to renegotiate Guiu's , aiming to eliminate the modest release clause, but negotiations with his representatives favored Chelsea. The Spain Under-19 international, a product of Barcelona's esteemed La Masia academy, made an impactful debut by scoring within 23 seconds against Athletic Bilbao in 2023.

Guiu, known for his robust and speedy play as a traditional number nine, has appeared in seven senior matches, netting twice. Chelsea views him as a potential addition to their first-team , with plans possibly extending to further bolstering their attacking options this summer.

In parallel, Chelsea is also finalizing a £19 million transfer for Aston Villa's 18-year-old Omari Kellyman. The forward is expected to sign a , with an option for an additional year, following the completion of his medical this week at Stamford Bridge.

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