Stamford Bridge set to bid for young goal-scoring midfielder.
Chelsea also hope to sign Metalist Kharkiv’s attacking midfielder Taison next month.
The move for the 24-year-old Brazilian is complicated because he has not been capped at senior level, but Chelsea are convinced he can get a work permit based on ‘special talent’.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Chelsea are of course the home of Brazilian talent and therefore the addition of another Samba Star to add to the long list that includes David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires and Lucas Piazon.
Taison is into his third season at Ukraine side Metalist Kharkiv and has been a massive success, scoring and assisting regularly and would certainly be interested in a move to the Premier League side.
The adaptable attacker can play in an advanced central midfield role as well as on the flanks and was considered a very exciting talent whilst at Internacional prior to his move to Ukraine.
Roman Abramovich is sure to be planning January additions as he looks to beef up a squad that failed to qualify to the last 16 of the Champions League but still has faint hopes of mounting a genuine Premier League title challenge.
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