Blues bag County kid
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea have stepped in to sign teenage defender Harry Worley from Stockport.Chelsea have stepped in to sign teenage defender Harry Worley from Stockport, but The Hatters have persuaded Paul Turnbull to remain at Edgeley Park.
The pair caught the eye with the club's youth team and both were the subject of enquiries from a host of Premiership clubs.
While Worley has opted to head for the bright lights of London, Turnbull feels he would be better served by learning his trade at Stockport.
"Chelsea were just one of a number of clubs taking a look at Harry," County boss Chris Turner told the club's website.
"Everton, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bolton and Southampton had all been down to see him play.
"He's a very good prospect, and I have to admit when I arrived at County I was amazed to find someone with such ability at a League One side.
"We offered him a deal as one of our young scholars, but it's hard to compete with a club that has all the trappings of Chelsea."
Turner is determined to receive ample compensation from the Premiership titans.
"We have to push for compensation, otherwise we will be seen as an easy touch," added Turner. "If that's not agreed I can see it going to tribunal."
Turner is delighted with the decision of Turnbull to commit his future to the club.
"Paul Turnbull is signing for us and we'll work with him in the summer," added Turner. "He's one of the reasons why although it's been a depressing season in terms of relegation, the signs are promising for the future."