Atletico Madrid have reached a tentative agreement with Anderlecht over signing their midfielder Youri Tielemans, who has also generated interest from Arsenal and Chelsea, it has been claimed in Spain.
At 17, the midfielder has already made 76 senior appearances for Anderlecht and has been a regular for the Belgian giants in the Champions League too.
It emerged last month that Atletico Madrid are keeping a close eye on the player, who has previously been linked with a move to England, with Arsenal and Chelsea interested in his services.
However, the Spanish champions have been doing all the leg work in the transfer saga and are close to sealing a deal for the Belgian starlet.
The club hierarchy held a meeting with the Anderlecht top brass a few days ago and according to AS they have reached a tentative agreement with the Belgian outfit over Tielemans.
The 17-year-old’s contract with Anderlecht runs out next summer and the club were planning to offer him a new deal.
However, after talks with Anderlecht the Atletico Madrid hierarchy are confident that the Belgian starlet will soon wear their colours and play under the tutelage of Diego Simeone.
At the tender age of 17, he has already found his way into the Belgian Under-21 team and has seven caps to his name.