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Liverpool track Ajax academy wing wizard

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Up and coming Dutch star Lorenzo Ebecilio is a summer transfer target for two top Barclays Premier League clubs reports the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old winger, who is a product of the famous Ajax academy set-up has made five appearances for the first team this season and was recently capped for Holland U21s.

The highly rated youngster has come to prominence after overcoming a career threatening heart defect that plagued him in his early days but he is now drawing plaudits from all over Europe after a string of fine cameo performances.

Ebecilio has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in the Dutch press, but talkSPORT now reports that Chelsea have come to the forefront of negotiations, though it is unclear exactly how much money they have laid down to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.


 

Blues owner Roman Abramovich has made a renewed financial commitment to the cause after Chelsea blew £75million in the January transfer window on the signings of Fernando Torres and David Luiz, with a view to strengthening their assault on the Barclays Premier League title.

And Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti has earmarked Ebecilio as an additional recruit to strengthen his Stamford Bridge side further ahead of a rumoured summer clear out that could see a number of high profile stars leaving the club as Chelsea look to freshen up an ageing squad.

Liverpool could still attempt to persuade the player that Anfield would be a better destination after director of football strategy Damien Comolli took notice of the player himself while in Amsterdam negotiating the deal to bring Luis Suarez to Liverpool last month.

With new Liverpool owners NESV also keen to strengthen their squad with the finest young talent Europe has to offer, Ebecilio is definitely the sort of player that fits the bill as manager Kenny Dalglish looks to make his mark on the transfer market again this summer.

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