Borussia Monchengladbach 'want Chelsea, Arsenal teenagers'

Chelsea's English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek runs with the ball during the pre-season friendly International Champions Cup football match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge in London on August 5, 2015
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German side Borussia Monchengladbach are reportedly plotting a move for Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem.

Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach are reportedly eyeing a double swoop for Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem.

Loftus-Cheek, 21, has primarily operated as a midfielder in recent seasons but has been transformed into a striker under new Blues manager Antonio Conte, earning him attention from Gladbach boss Dieter Hecking.

Bild claims that Hecking also has his sights set on Gunners midfielder Zelalem, 20, who is currently on loan at Dutch second-tier side VVV-Venlo but is out of contract this summer.

Hecking's strategy is to bring in talented younger players to his first team, and already counts Eden Hazard's younger brother Thorgan and Chelsea's on-loan defender Andreas Christensen among his ranks.

Gladbach are currently 11th in the Bundesliga table, 10 points off the European places.

Moenchengladbach's Belgian midfielder Thorgan Hazard during the UEFA Europa League group A football match against FC Zurich on December 9, 2014
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