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Chelsea and Manchester City to battle it out to sign Brazilian wonderkid

Chelsea and Manchester City are all set for a head-to-head battle over the signature of Brazilian starlet Nathan, who has caught the eye of the two Premier League giants.

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The 19-year-old is currently in a contract feud with club Atletico Paranaense, and both Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini are eager to take advantage of the dispute.

Since the contract disputes with his current club started, the Daily Star report that Nathan is eyeing an escape route, and the playmaker isn’t short of options.

According to the Daily Mail, the attacking midfielder is set for talks with Chelsea next week, which could see the teen follow in the successful footsteps of fellow Brazilians Willian, Ramires, Filipe Luis and Oscar at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City, meanwhile, have reportedly been tracking the youngster’s progress after an impressive World Cup campaign with Brazil’s Under-17s two years ago – with his performances since helping him to break into the Paranaense first-team.

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