Andrey Santos: Chelsea Set to Sign Brazilian Star After the 2022 World Cup

Andrey Santos: Chelsea Set to Sign Brazilian Star After the 2022 World Cup

  • Chelsea have reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign Bazilian midfielder Andrey Santos ahead of the January transfer window
  • The 18-year-old has courted interest from several clubs, with Newcastle United, PSG, and Barcelona all linked
  • However, the Blues are believed to be in a pole position to land the Vasco de Gama midfielder, who shot to prominence this year

Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a January transfer deal for Brazilian star Andrey Santos.

The Blues are expected to enter the market for new signings during the upcoming transfer window, with new boss Graham Potter keen to reinforce his squad.

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Graham Potter applauds the fans after his side's defeat during the Premier League match between Brighton and Chelsea FC at American Express Community Stadium. Photo by Bryn Lennon.
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According to reports, the west Londoners have shortlisted Santos as a top transfer target.

The Vasco de Gama midfielder made his first-team breakthrough with the Brazilian club this year and has since established himself as a key player for the side.

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His impressive performances have seen him court interest from a number of clubs, with Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle United, and Barcelona among the teams he has been linked with.

However, Le10 Sport claims Chelsea have an edge over the three clubs in the transfer race for the teenage sensation.

The publication adds that the Stamford Bridge dwellers have moved quickly to wrap up a deal to sign the 18-year-old.

Should all factors remain constant, Santos could reportedly join the Premier League side in the January transfer window.

The development comes at a time Chelsea have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig superstar Christopher Nkunku.

Reports claim Potter's side are expected to complete a €60m deal to sign the French forward at the end of the ongoing season.

Man United want Pulisic

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been linked with a stunning January move to rivals Manchester United.

The American international is said to have set his sights on departing Stamford Bridge following his tumultuous spell with the Blues.

Pulisic has found playing time hard to come by since falling down the pecking order under former boss Thomas Tuchel.

Source: SportsBrief.com