Football: Chelsea track down Hamburg's Turkish player

English Premier League team's Portuguese boss Mourinho wants hot prospect Hakan Calhanoglu

English Premier League team's Portuguese boss Mourinho wants hot prospect Hakan Calhanoglu

ANKARA - English Premier League team Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho is chasing Hamburg's Turkish hot prospect Hakan Calhanoglu.

Mourinho wants to add the German side's 20-year-old Turkish attacking midfielder to the London team's squad this summer, according to a report in the British newspaper The Daily Mail on Thursday.

Hamburg may sell Calhanoglu, whose value is around £7.5 million ($12.7 million) to English giants Chelsea for £12 million, the newspaper reported.

The reports comes almost two weeks after the German club's Director of Football, Oliver Kreuzer, said that the 20-year-old Turkish attacking midfielder would not be sold at any price.

Regarded as the next "Mesut Ozil" by sports pundits, Hamburg's top-performing Hakan has drawn the attention of many leading European clubs - such as England's Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spanish team Atletico Madrid and Italian giants Juventus - by scoring 10 goals in 30 Bundesliga matches this season.

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