Chelsea and Manchester City are starting to circle around Wolverhampton Wanderers like a couple of scavenging vultures with the intention of snatching one of England's brightest young prospects, according to ESPN.
Niall Ennis, a 16-year-old striker who has only just started to establish himself at youth level for the English national team, has already been spotted by scouts from the two Premier League clubs.
Ennis started last season in the Under-18 side at Wolves before later being promoted to the Under-21 team whilst still aged just 15.
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Progressing rapidly, manager Kenny Jackett invited Ennis to train with the first-team this summer and he has retained his place ever since.
His talent has also been recognised at international level. Ennis made his debut for the Under-17 side last month after impressing for the Under-16s and scored in a recent 7-3 win over Portugal.
A number of clubs in the Premier League are on alert but both Manchester City and Chelsea seem to be leading the race for his signature at this early stage.
With homegrown players coming at a huge premium–Chelsea were willing to pay £40m for John Stones while City paid £49m for Raheem Sterling–the potential saving for signing a potential England international early is huge.
Ennis scores a hat-trick for Wolves Under-18s in a 3-0 win over Derby last season:
Wolves will be keen to keep this young talent on side and will almost certainly be able to offer him first-team football at a much sooner stage than the Premier League pair.
However, the chance to get the best coaching and a hefty contract with one of Europe's richest clubs will be too hard for many young men to turn down.