Chelsea have ‘substantial bid’ rejected for Charlton Athletic starlet Mason Burstow… as the 18-year-old is left out of Addicks squad for Portsmouth trip
- Chelsea have made a ‘substantial bid’ for Charlton forward Mason Burstow
- The 18-year-old is also attracting interest from Premier League side Brentford
- The bright young talent was left out of the Addicks squad for Portsmouth clash
- Burstow has scored six times in just 14 appearances so far this season
The Blues made a ‘substantial bid’ for the 18-year-old with two offers reportedly being made to the Addicks, but both failing to meet the Addicks valuation of the youngster.
Burstow has netted six times in 14 appearances in all competitions for Charlton, which has seen him attract interest from a number of clubs, including Chelsea and Brentford.
Chelsea are hoping to sign Charlton Athletic youngster Mason Burstow on deadline day
Burstow was left out of Charlton’s squad for Monday’s game against Portsmouth, with manager Johnnie Jackson confirming: ‘A bid has come in from a Premier League club for Mason, so we’ve allowed him to go and chat with them.
‘As far as I know nothing has been sort of done as yet, but obviously his focus was going to be elsewhere tonight, so we felt it best to let him go and have discussions and leave him out of the game.’
Burstow’s last outing for the Addicks was in the EFL Trophy defeat to Hartlepool last week, in which he scored.
The 18-year-old is also attracting interest from Brentford after impressing so far this season
He also netted with his first ever touch in professional football after coming on as a substitute in a 6-1 win over Crawley Town in August.
Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard has already confirmed that a number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Burstow.
‘We have got multiple Premier League teams who are fishing to see if they can do a quick deal when it comes to Burstow,’ Sandgaard told the South London Press.
Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard has confirmed interest in Burstow (pictured)
‘We’ll see what happens. I don’t think any of them have come up to the price level that I’m expecting, considering his talent. We’re just sitting tight.
‘In contrast to the past, we can sit back and wait to see if the price is right instead of panicking and selling on the last day of the window. That is not happening any more.
‘There is a right value for a very talented player like Mason Burstow.
‘We’ll see what happens. If it doesn’t happen now then maybe it will happen in the next year or two.’