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Southampton, West Ham United and Leicester City have missed out on Jayden Wareham with the coveted striker expected to sign for Chelsea instead, as reported by the Telegraph. 

Eagle-eyed Chelsea fans might have noticed that this deal has been on the cards for a while now. 

One-time Queens Park Rangers starlet Wareham has been playing for the Blues’ youth sides for the last couple of weeks – presumably on trial.

He even scored in a 7-0 shellacking of Aston Villa earlier in April. 

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And it seems that Wareham has done enough to earn himself a chance at QPR’s West London neighbours. 

The Telegraph reports that, despite interest from Southampton, West Ham and Leicester, the Woking FC prospect is closing in on a full-time move to Stamford Bridge. 

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We can expect to see a repeat of this particular story over the next few years. 

With post-Brexit regulations making it increasingly difficult for English-based clubs to sign players outside of the UK – as Newcastle, Liverpool and Arsenal (below) have already discovered – talented homegrown prospects like Wareham are likely to be in more demand than ever before. 

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