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Al Ahli's upcoming star striker Ahmad Khalil will go ahead with his four-week training with English Premiership side Chelsea FC from next month. Al Ahli's chairman of the board of directors Khalifa Sulaiman denied that the club has received an offer for a three-week trial for Khalil with another Premier League team, Portsmouth FC.

"That [Khalil going to Portsmouth FC] was news to me when I read it in one of the local dailies," stated Sulaiman.

"We've had no contact either with Sulaiman Fahim or with Portsmouth to release our player for the trials next month," he insisted.

According to reports appearing in a section of the Arabic media, Fahim has now denied his earlier statements whereby he was quoted that Khalil and Hamdan Al Kamali (of Al Wahda) would be getting a three-week trial with Portsmouth FC this season.

"However, we do know that our player [Ahmad Khalil] will be gone for four weeks to Chelsea FC later this summer," added the official.

Khalil was adjudged the best upcoming player in Asia at the annual prize presentation last season - an achievement that saw him earning the prize of spending four weeks of training with Chelsea. Uzbekistan's Server Djeparov, crowned the best player in Asia last season, will be the other player attending the training camp.

"Our player will be going to Chelsea and we are proud of that," said Ahmad Khalifa Hammad, the chief executive of Al Ahli.

"We wish him luck and we hope there will be any other such opportunities such as this as he progresses in his career."

http://www.gulfnews.com/sport/Football/10326656.html

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Ahmad Khalil set for four-week trial at Chelsea

After being linked with a move to Portsmouth last week, it appears that highly-rated 18-year-old UAE striker Ahmad Khalil will join Chelsea on a four-week trial.

Al Ahli's chairman of the board of directors Khalifa Sulaiman said: "our player [Ahmad Khalil] will be gone for four weeks to Chelsea FC later this summer."

Ahmad Khalifa Hammad, the chief executive of Al Ahli added: "Our player will be going to Chelsea and we are proud of that. We wish him luck and we hope there will be any other such opportunities such as this as he progresses in his career."

Ahmad Khalil will spend four weeks at Chelsea alongside Uzbekistan's Server Djeparov, crowned the best player in Asia last season.

Khalil was voted the 2008 Asian Young Footballer of the Year and is rated as one of the finest products to come out of Asia in recent years, and has often been compared to Samuel Eto'o for his pace and style of play. He was the top scorer and Player of the Tournament at the Asian Youth Championship in 2008, the competition which made him a continental star.

Khalil has been plying his trade for Dubai side Al Ahli for the last two seasons. He also became a member of the UAE senior national team, even before the Under-19 championship, after receiving his national team debut from Coach Bruno Metsu. His next goal is the FIFA Under-20 World Cup to be held in Cairo in September.

The young prodigy seems to have almost everything needed from a superb player: natural strength, amazing speed, excellent technique (as he scored some incredible goals) and especially his free kicks, which are pure art.

His weakness is that his decision making is not so good. But overall Ahmed looks like a player whose name will be well known in Europe in the coming years. Khalil usually plays as a supporting striker, just behind the target man. Video evidence of Khalil in action can be seen on the video below.

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