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Chelsea lose ANOTHER highly-rated youngster on Deadline Day as Clinton Mola joins Stuttgart

CHELSEA have sold academy midfielder Clinton Mola to Stuttgart on transfer deadline day.

Frank Lampard admitted his dissatisfaction with the club’s market activity earlier on Friday with Mola the second highly-rated youngster leaving.

Mola has featured for England Under-18s

Also heading out the exit door is Brighton-bound Tariq Lamptey in a 6million deal.

Chelsea will recoup just over 330,000 for Mola with a ten per cent sell-on clause.

Stuttgart confirmed a four-and-a-half year contract for the 18-year-old on Friday afternoon with his Chelsea deal due to expire in the summer.

Mola first joined the Blues’ as an Under-14s player and has since featured for England’s Under-18s.

Signing a professional contract in 2018, the prospect played every minute for the Chelsea reserves in both the EFL Trophy and UEFA Youth League during the first half of the campaign.

There will be no new arrivals at Stamford Bridge on deadline day despite the club successfully having their FIFA registration ban cut short.

Napoli forward Dries Mertens emerged as a target after early window moves for Ben Chilwell and Wilfried Zaha filled gossip columns.

Blues boss Lampard confessed his frustration with the club’s transfer chiefs ahead of the clash with Leicester.

He told reporters on Friday: “Some things are not in my control.

“It’s clear that we wanted to bring players in.

“I certainly wanted to bring players in. I think I’ve made that pretty clear over the last few weeks and it hasn’t happened.”

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