Motherwell are said to be after Chelsea midfielder Luke McCormick on a permanent deal (Sun).

The 22-year-old made 43 appearances on loan at English League One club Bristol Rovers last season and is contracted to Chelsea until the summer of 2022. Fellow League One side AFC Wimbledon are also said to be keen on a permanent deal for McCormick, who trained with the Stamford Bridge first-team last year.

Chelsea Pre-Season Training

Motherwell are after the midfielder. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Graham Alexander’s side – who brought in former Scunthorpe United manager Nick Daws as their head of recruitment operations last Friday – would need to negotiate a fee or an arrangement to get McCormick out of his Chelsea contract.

McCormick first signed with Chelsea at U9s level and has captained various teams throughout the Blues academy structure. He memorably scored a hat-trick on his UEFA Youth League debut over Qarabag and won three trophies at youth level in the 2017/18 season.

Last season, McCormick scored six goals with two assists as Bristol Rovers were relegated to League Two. Motherwell have made one signing so far this summer, Queen of the South forward Connor Shields on a three-year deal.

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