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Chelsea set to miss out on £21.6m star as Juventus agree deal

According to reports in Italy, Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign AS Monaco’s Bernardo Silva, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Tuttosport via Juvenews.eu—part of the Gazzetta dello Sport network—have confirmed that the Italian giants have reached agreement with the Club of the Principality for the signing of the Portuguese starlet.

The youngster will initially move to Turin on loan, with the Old Lady understood to be pushing for the right to sign the player for a fee of 20-22 million, although the Monegasques are said to be holding out for a deal of 30 million for the player.

With the figures not an enormous distance apart, expect confirmation over the coming days.

As a deal is not yet confirmed, Chelsea have the opportunity to move for the player, having been linked to his signature in the middle of December.

According to Fichajes [via the Express], the Blues were in pole position to sign the Monaco player, and were preparting a £21.6 million bid for the talented attacker.

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