It has been confirmed that Chelsea youngsters Kyle Scott and Ruben Sammut will not be having their contracts renewed at Stamford Bridge this summer.

It was reported here on The72 that League One side Sunderland had taken Chelsea midfielder Ruben Sammut to the North East for a trial period earlier this year. Now, it has been confirmed that the 21-year-old will become a free agent upon the expiry of his contract with the club.

Sammut has featured 49 times for the club’s Under-23s and has experienced his first taste of professional football this season on loan with Falkirk. The 21-year-old – who can also play in defence – has played for the Scottish side 16 times.

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Links between Championship side Swansea City and Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott emerged during the January transfer window, with the Swans reportedly considering a loan move for the youngers. However, a move failed to materialise. However, with Scott leaving Chelsea this summer, could they look to reignite their interest in the 21-year-old?

Premier League outfit Newcastle United have also been linked with a move for Scott this summer, but the midfielder could favour a move to a club where he is more likely to gain more first-team experience.

Scott has played most of his football for the Chelsea Under-23s since making his way through the club’s academy. He played 41 games for the side, scoring twice and assisting eight goals, As did Sammut, Scott went out on loan in the first half of the season, joining Dutch side SC Telstar, where he played 14 times. He made one substitute appearance for Chelsea’s first-team last season, but he will not be adding to that total.


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