CHELSEA have received a boost in the race for Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick with the Brazilian club rejecting two offers from Paris Saint-Germain, a report says.
The 16-year-old burst onto the scene this season and helped Palmeiras win Brazil’s Serie A, scoring three goals and providing one assist in seven appearances.PSG have seen an offer be rejected for Endrick[/caption]
Such form at a young age has seen Endrick dubbed the “next Neymar” and with that label comes a drove of transfer interest from top clubs.
According to ESPN, PSG have had two offers rejected for the forward.
The Parisians submitted an offer worth £39.5million but it will take £52.7m – the player’s release clause – to seal a deal.
However, the news of Palmeiras rejecting PSG’s offer comes as a boost to Premier League big boys Chelsea.
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The report states that the Blues are following the situation closely and are willing to match PSG should they meet Endrick’s release clause.
Endrick will then decide where his future lies – not those around him.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva could play a vital role in the transfer race for the up-and-coming Brazil star.
The Times revealed that the London-based team used defender Silva to help host Endrick and his family at Cobham.
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Chelsea are forming a team of scouts and recruitment specialists to boost their chances of signing the best young talent.
Continents such as South America and Africa are being paid particular attention.