Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Palmerias midfielder Gabriel Menino.
Rumours suggest the 20-year-old is being scouted by the Blues, although transfer talks between the two parties are not believed to have started.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano many clubs are interested in Menino.
The Londoners are believed to have watched him closely, but neither they nor Atletico Madrid – who are also linked with the player – have made a move.
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The LaLiga leaders are Chelsea’s biggest rivals for Menino’s signature – and the talented youngster is interested in joining Diego Simeone’s team.
Speaking in a recent interview, Menino said: “I think my football today fits in with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, maybe even Manchester City.”
Atletico may not be able to afford him, however, as it is believed they need to balance the books to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
If the Spanish side need to sell a player before making a move, that could allow Chelsea to sneak in and sign the Brazilian.