Stamford Bridge side linked with move to add to their Brazilian contingent.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is in talks to complete a £5m deal to sign a Brazilian teenager considered by many as the ‘Next Big Thing ‘ in Brazilian football according to the Daily Mirror.
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The 19 year old Santos player is considered the ‘New Neymar’ and earned rave reviews for his displays in the club’s youth team and this has led to growing interest in the forward.
This source claims that the Sao Paulo based side are urgently trying to tie down the starlet to a new contract as his current deal includes a £5m release clause that Chelsea are ready to trigger, and Man United are also said to be monitoring the teen.
Given that Chelsea have a large collection of Neilton’s Brazilian compatriots on the payroll there is perhaps a decent chance the striker would be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.
The likes of David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar are at the West London club, all three taking part in Brazil’s friendly defeat against England, as well as young talent Lucas Piazon, who is currently away on loan at Malaga.