Chelsea eye Brazilian teenager Andrey Santos

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Brazilian teenager Andrey Santos is close to joining English Premier League club Chelsea from Vasco da Gama, according to media reports in the South American country.

The parties have agreed in principle to a deal that could see the 18-year-old move to Stamford Bridge in January, Globo Esporte reported.

It added that Chelsea would be willing to pay up to 40 million euros for Santos' signature.

Santos has scored eight goals in 38 appearances for Vasco since he was promoted from the club's youth academy in 2021.

The Brazil under-20 international has also reportedly attracted the interest of Barcelona. ■

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