Chelsea leading the race to sign Brazilian midfielder

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Chelsea are leading the race to sign 18 year old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, according to The Times.

Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle United are also interested in signing the Vasco da Gama midfielder but the Blues are favourites to sign the Brazilian.

Santos has made a big impression in his first full season with the senior team, making 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals and winning four Brazil Under-20 caps.

The 18 year old Brazilian has thrived as a ball-winning central midfielder who can break up attacks.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have finally completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Romano tweeted: “Christopher Nkunku deal, signed and sealed — here we go now confirmed. All documents and contracts are also signed, it’s 100% closed.

“French striker can be considered new Chelsea player, starting from July 2023. It’s all signed/sealed with RB Leipzig and player side.”