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Star Scott linked with Mags move.

NEWCASTLE could hand former Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott a Premier League lifeline this summer by signing him on a free transfer.

The young midfielder left the Blues at the end of last month when his contract at Stamford Bridge expired.

Football Insider report Scott will have a medical with Newcastle in the next 48 hours and could become the Magpies' first signing of the summer.

Here is all you need to know about the potential new addition at St James' Park.

Where does he play? Central midfield How old is he? 21 How long is he under contract for? Out of contract.

What is his background? Scott joined Chelsea as a 10-year-old from Southampton's academy and has been fast-tracked ever since as a future first-team star.

Scott was just 15 when he made his debut for Chelsea's under-18 side and was the same age when he made his bow in the UEFA Youth League.

Between 2013 and 2016, Scott was part of the Chelsea team which won three consecutive FA Youth Cups and back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles.

He is eligible for England, Ireland and the USA at international level and represented all three countries at different levels of the youth game.

By 2017, Scott was promoted to Chelsea's first team and he featured in friendlies against Inter Milan and Arsenal on the club's pre-season tour of China and Singapore. He was also named on the substitutes' bench for the first three games of that season under then boss Antonio Conte.

Scott made his Chelsea debut, coming on as a substitute during a 4-0 win over Hull in the FA Cup in February 2018.

He was also part of the Blues' squad which took on Barcelona later that week in the Champions League but did not feature against the Spanish champions.

Conte left after the 2017/18 campaign and Scott was given precious few opportuinities by the Italian's replacement Maurizio Sarri.

Scott was shipped out on loan to Dutch second-tier side Telstar for the first half of the 2018/19 season, scoring two goals in the process.

He returned to Chelsea at the start of 2019 but is keen for a new challenge after his contract in West London expired.

SEAN MCCORMICK

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Date:Jul 15, 2019
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