Boss Darren Freeman admits Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is highly unlikely to still be at Lewes next season.

The 20-year-old Rooks forward scored on his debut for Chelsea under-21s in a 3-1 win at Middlesbrough on Monday evening.

El-Mhanni was one of Freeman’s first signings when he took over the Dripping Pan in October and the former Barnet and Aldershot youngster has made 14 appearances for the club.

He has been on an extended trial at Chelsea, where he has been training with the first team.

Earlier this season El-Mhanni was on trial at West Brom while Leicester City are among a number of other top clubs interested.

Freeman said: “I don’t think Yasin will be with us next year. He has an opportunity now and he has done very well.

“There is a long list of clubs that are chasing Yasin and quite a few are from the Premier League. He is at Chelsea at the moment and is training with the first team.

“I would be surprised if he was still at Lewes next year and in a good way I hope he isn’t. It is always pleasing seeing someone you have been involved with making their dreams come true.”

Freeman’s son Stacey, who has enjoyed a good season with Lewes, has been invited back to train with Crawley Town later this week.

Freeman, 22, trained with the managerless Reds for a second time yesterday.

Dad Darren said: “They want Stacey to go back at the end of this week which is good for him.

“He has come on leaps and bounds this season. It is always nice for one of your players to do well and even more special when it is your own son.”