Report: Celtic and Chelsea interested in Elvis Azah

A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in...

Southampton and Brighton and Hove Albion are also claimed to be interested in Elvis Azah.

A general view of a rain soaked Celtic Park pitch before the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play-off first leg match between Celtic and Malmo FF at Celtic Park on August 19, 2015...

Celtic are interested in signing Elvis Azah after the youngster impressed in a trial, according to The Daily Mail.

It has been reported that the 16-year-old winger featured in a trial match for Celtic earlier this week.

A general view of Park Head during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Republic of Ireland youth international played for the Hoops’ youth team against Partick Thistle, scoring one goal and creating another in a 4-1 win.

Celtic, though, are facing competition for the teenager, according to The Daily Mail, which claims of interest from Chelsea, Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton in the 16-year-old.

A general view of the stadium before the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and Manchester City FC at Celtic Park on September 28, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The report has also stated that Azah, who can operate as a winger or further forward in attack, previously had trials at Manchester United and Everton.

Azah is a very talented and promising young player, and it will be interesting to see if Celtic are able to sign the 16-year-old.

Meanwhile, the Hoops suffered a defeat on Saturday afternoon, going down 1-0 away from home at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

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