Youngster Ali leaves Chelsea for Vitesse

Vitesse Arnhem have signed youngster Mukhtar Ali from Chelsea on a permanent deal.

The 19-year-old midfielder has left Chelsea after being offered the chance to stay in the Netherlands, where he ended last season on loan at Vitesse.

He joined the Blues at the age of 10 and was the only player to feature in all 10 of Chelsea’s Uefa Youth League-winning campaign of 2015-16.

Meanwhile, young Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo has joined Championship side Barnsley on a season-long loan.