Godfred Donsah has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs in recent weeks, with the Cagliari midfielder held in high regard.
The 18-year-old Ghanaian midfielder has made 18 appearances for Cagliari this term: 16 games in Serie A and a further two in the Coppa Italia. Although Gianfranco Zola’s men have struggled in the league - they sit in the relegation places after 25 games - Donsah has received rave reviews, and it looks unlikely that he will stay with the club if they are relegated to the second tier.
Donsah’s agent confirmed last week that there has been formal interest in the youngster from Spurs and Arsenal, whilst also name checking Liverpool and Manchester City as two further teams who have submitted formal approaches. Speaking to All Sports Ghana, the agent revealed the interest and admitted that Donsah was delighted to be the centre of attention.
He did not confirm whether a move would be on the cards in the future, but the interest from the Premier League is likely to be a great incentive if a transfer is to occur.
Having been touted as a potential star of the future, Donsah has become a key figure in the Italian press, and he was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport to address the interest in him.
Speaking to the Italian media outlet, Donsah admitted that there is one English side he prefers above all others - and it will not be good to hear for Arsenal and Spurs.
The young midfielder said: “[Back in Ghana], mum gave me money occasionally, about €2, to go to a local transmitting of Chelsea matches. So I started to cheer Chelsea and my hero is Essien. He’s my idol… I have his jersey.”
Chelsea have yet to show an interest in Donsah, but if his reputation continues to grow they could swoop. The potential of signing a new Michael Essien would be enticing to the management at Stamford Bridge, and Donsah's heart may be with the Blues.