Chelsea are keeping tabs on the progress of highly-rated Anderlecht striker Aaron Iseka, the 17-year-old starlet that's already making waves in the Belgian Pro League champions' first-team.
According to the Daily Mail, the talented teenager has scored one goal in 11 senior appearances at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium this term, prompting admiring glances from the Premier League giants.
Jose Mourinho is considering an attempt to lure the youngster from Brussels to Stamford Bridge, just like the Blues did with Romelu Lukaku four years ago.
Chelsea actually paid around £10 million for the Everton marksman's signature, but after finding opportunities difficult to come by in west London he ended up leaving the club last summer.
Productive loan spells at West Bromwich Albion and the Toffees failed to convince Mourinho that Lukaku was worth keeping, and so he was allowed to make his Goodison Park switch permanent at the end of 2013/14.
It's not clear how their alleged pursuit of Iseka will be affected by evidence of Lukaku's struggles at Chelsea, but you can bet that Anderlecht head coach Besnik Hasi will be pointing out their former talisman's failings as reason to reject the chance to move to England too soon.
Mourinho has a wealth of attacking talent on the books, and that's before you even consider the array of up-and-coming youngsters currently plying their trade out on loan.
Iseka will need to seriously shine if he's going to stand out from the crowd at Chelsea, and so might be better off biding his time and continuing to hone his skills in his homeland with the guaranteed opportunity for regular football.
As the younger brother of Michy Batshuayi - the fully-fledged Belgium international who currently plays in France for Marseille - Iseka has a good outlet to seek independent advice, and will probably take on board what his sibling has to say in an increasingly competitive industry for burgeoning stars.
Bide his time...
Batshuayi began his professional career at Standard Liege and enjoyed three full seasons at Stade Maurice Dufrasne before finally agreeing to embark on a new challenge with the Ligue 1 outfit.
Iseka is still in the formative stage of his development and would benefit from following his elder sibling's example by committing to Anderlecht for the foreseeable future.
Chelsea fans: Do you think Jose Mourinho should step up his pursuit of Aaron Iseka or learn from the mistake made with Romelu Lukaku and let him stay at Anderlecht for longer? Have your say below…
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