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Chelsea near deal to sign Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama

22:09 GMT 21/12/2022
Andrey Santos Vasco Criciúma Série B 22 10 2022
Chelsea are close to signing Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama, GOAL understands.
  • Blues in talks to land teenager
  • Midfielder will sign five-year deal
  • Has release clause worth €40m

WHAT'S HAPPENING? Chelsea are in advanced negotiations to sign the 18-year-old from the Brazilian team, who are prepared to let him leave during the January transfer window.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Santos is set to sign a five-year contract with the Premier League team, who have been monitoring him since midway through 2022.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Santos has been seen as one of the most promising young players in the country and had recently signed a contract with the club that runs until 2027. It is not yet clear what fee Chelsea will pay Vasco for the rising star, but he has a release clause in his contract worth €40 million.

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WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA? Before they can bring in new players, Chelsea will resume their Premier League campaign with a home game against Bournemouth on December 27.